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Mounting Shackles On Rear Bumper

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5freak44, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    Now that i have taken my hitch off i have no place to attach a tow rope from behind. I am considering shackles and mounting them on the bumper. What is the best way to do it? Pics?
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Dont mount them to your stock bumper, they wont last at all, cut a hole in the bumper and run some square tubing or something in there to attach the shackle to, or you could just build a new bumper /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    build a new bumper out of 2x6 tube, then weld some brackets to that to mount to the frame, then bolt, or weld on shackle mounters.
     
  4. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    yea i think i will go with 4x4 iron.

    or i could cut holes in the bumper i have now and run some metal to the frame and out the bumper to put the shackles on.
     
  5. darkshadow

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    i thought you ment spring shackles. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif long springs /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    yeah best way if you want to keep your stock bumper is ti run plate through the bumper along the frame, and blot it down the put a hole in it for the shackel /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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