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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sunnyc123abc, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. sunnyc123abc

    sunnyc123abc 1/2 ton status

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    i need to know if this is an ok angle for a tow hook.

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    I wouldn't. What's wrong with running it parallel with the frame horn? I had a set on my '86, and they ran parallel no prob.

    John
     
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    for an angled pull it would be good, but it's best to mount them straight on to the pull, which is usually forward. If like that, definitely use grade 8 hardware
     
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    the bumper is in the way thats y i can't put them straight
     
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    can you notch the bumper, or mount them further back on the frame?
     
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    how far back can i go....the suspension mount is right behind it, so i would have to go farther back than taht
     
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    would it be bad if i placed a couple washers between the frame and tow hook to clear the bumper
     
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    I would avoid it, especially stacking washers. If you absolutely have to, and don't want to notch the bumper, make sure you use a 1 piece thick washer the minimum size that you can. It's just going to place more stress on the hardware
     
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    ok...well ill go try banging on the bumper alittle to see if i can make it clear
     
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    My first thought was bad angle, it's better to have a straight pull. My second thought was how often is the tow vehicle dead straight in line with the hook ? sooo.... it probably doesn't matter. I'm curious what others think.
     
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    do you have any scrap 1/4" plate around? If you cut a piece to sandwich between the two I don't think that would be bad, better than at an angle
     
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    well after banging on it for a couple minutes i bent the bumper in a little...this it was i got.

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    no...i don't think so
     
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    well i tried putting one small washer in the front hole, and it clears. Do u think it would be ok to put the washer in
     
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    BTW u probably want to flip the hook over, strap stays on better.
     
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    i can't...then i wouldn't even be able to mount it up cause th bumper is in the way
     
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    well i finally decided to just grind the bumper and make a notch. here are pics of the finished product. i torqued it to about 100 ft lbs , is that enough

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    That is way more than the design of the bolt is meant to be stretched. If I remember correctly, the max amount of torque for a 1/2" dia Grade 8 fastener is 60 ft/lbs. I just torqued mine armstrong tight and never had a problem. It saw quite a few pulls before I went to the military front bumper.

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    should i leave it then...or loosen it a little
     
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    probably replace the bolts and do it over again.
     

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