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Recovery Equipment

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by '73 K5, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    A few days ago I made a post asking about the best thing to do for an attachment point for a strap on the front of my K5. Probably the best idea I got was to bolt on some D-rings instead of using regular old tow hooks. Question is now where can I buy some D-rings at? I checked a few websites and came up empty handed. Any ideas? Thanks.

    '73 K5
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  2. hammer

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    local parts store. Auto zone has them. I ordered them from www.summitracing.com (sorry no clicky) but summit has a $6.95 handling charge free shipping. bought a whole bunch of stuff and ordered them also
     
  3. Highlander

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    Well I would say maybe the best place would be a heavy equipment place a shop or repair store. But most of them are weld on. There was a wright up on some bolt on D rings some time back in a offroad mag.
    good luck Eric

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  4. Rockjunkies

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    Try the Army surplus, or a tractor supply store.

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  5. BlazerGuy

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    Recovery Gear has them, although they're a little pricey
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.recoverygear.com/hardware.html>www.recoverygear.com/hardware.html</a>

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  6. RedDwarf

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    Got mine at the Flea Market. Like 3.50 each for 7/8"

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    Instead of welding them to the frame or bumper....I made one that fits in the front of my receive hitch so I can use it on the front or rear of my K-5.....

    C'moe

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  8. '73 K5

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    I'm having about zero luck online still. I couldn't find anything on www.summitracing.com and that Recovery Gear place has them, but down at the bottom of the description it says "temp. unavailable in the U.S."
    I guess I just need to waste some gas and check out the Tractor Supply in town or something.

    '73 K5
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    Did you try THE YARD downtown?
     
  10. Burt4x4

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    My local Napa carries tractor and farm parts too. If your not in a city try Napa. I know alot of the cityslicker Napas will not have them but some do!!
    Look in the yellow pages for Trailer shops and such....

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    Found some D-Shackles for ya. Try www.grainger.com , go down and click "Material Handling", then click "Hoist-winch &amp; rigging", and then click "Shackles". Should be a couple of them there.

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  12. Are you guys talking about the U shaped hooks with the bolt closure across the back. The correct terminology is a clevis. Fastener supply or crane supply would carry them.

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    A true clevis would be fine for recovery, as long as you had some sort of VERY secure way to mount it to your rig. You can find heavy duty clevis's at any wrecker supply place and most construction supply places.

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    He's not talking about a clevis. Similar, but different.
     
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    Northern tool has them You will have to weld them to a bracket to mount them though
    Link:<a target="_blank" href=http://www.northerntool.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/Category/NTE_LLCATDSP.d2w/report?cgrfnbr=278602&amp;PHOTOS=on&amp;prlngth=127282.0000> D- rings</a>

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  16. '73 K5

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    Yea, I'm not talking about a clevis hook. I've got one of those for the back end of the truck. D-ring is about the only thing I've heard these parts called. Thanks for all the help guys. I'll probably go with the weld-on ones because they're tons cheaper. I could always weld a couple onto a big, thick plate and then bolt the plate onto my bumper...that way I wouldn't be welding directly on the bumper.

    '73 K5
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