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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chevy305, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So today, in responding to an ad in the paper for a factory roll bar for a 73-87 shortbed. I went to the guy's house and found that the roll bar won't fit my because I have a stepside bed and its meant for a fleetside.

    So the guy then said he had some other Chevy odds and ends, so I looked to see what he had. And I found these:

    Factory Tow Hooks.jpg

    FACTORY TOW HOOKS! :bow: I gave the guy $20 for them and I can't wait to put them on!

    Factory Tow Hooks.jpg
     
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  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    A set of factory tow hooks off a '72 Burb just sold on eBay for $180.


    Good score!
     
  3. rigpig on juice

    rigpig on juice Registered Member

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    Are factory tow hooks rare? If anyone wants some PM me. I have lots.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, the ones pictured are the 81-87/91 variety, and are smaller/weaker than the earlier ones, are more common.

    The 73-80 style are the straight J-shaped and are more worthwhile, IMHO.

    And Greg, you know how firstgen stuff is :deal: ... I didn't even know there WAS a factory tow hook option back then!

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    i've thrown 3 perfectly good sets away. :doah:
     
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    those are usually worth about $20 or so. i bought a set for mine cuz it didnt have any stock
     
  7. Chevy305

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    Well looking under neath the truck, the tow hooks attach exactly where the bumper bolts to the frame so the extra curve is needed.

    Also, I am just putting these on for insurance, it case I get stuck or I have to pull out BigBlaze443 again :wink1: :rotfl:.

    Where tow hooks optional, or where they standard on all trucks?
     
  8. Chevy305

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    You should have hung onto them, I'm sure someone here would want them. Because no one makes new ones.
     
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    they were an option, mine didnt come with them.
     
  10. dremu

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    Well, yeah, to bolt up you'd want the ones that match your year, or else you're doing custom work.

    And yes, they were an option.

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    I agree. Mine broke very easy.
     
  12. Chevy305

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    How did it break? The hook itself, or the bolts, or the mounts?
     
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    Hey now, is that necessary?:o :o :D
     
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    i ripped the bolts off of mine. the hook went fling :) LOL but that was my fault bc i used grade 5:doah: ah well its just a scar:D now my bumper looks like it has a clit:haha:
     
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    i am running tow hooks off of a 1947 m-37 dodge power wagon, they are the beefiest hooks i have ever seen, oh and by the way, i never throw antthing away from a gm truck or that will work on a gm truck. like most people don't know the front spindles on the big gm cars, like the early-mid 70's impala have the same front spindle and rotors(ball joints out) as the 2wd trucks. i have a shop and a mini salvage yard with whole trucks in it. i'm serious, i NEVER throw anything away from a gm truck, unless its broke!
     
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    I've given away a couple of sets. Not really strong enough for me, as I've pulled many jeeps. They bend easily.
     
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    First gen?:confused:

    The early tow hooks used on GM trucks from 60-68 were one style, then the 69-71 were a 2nd style, and finally the 72 only style which were identical to the 69-71 but had an extreme sideways bend in them. They are all made of FORGED steel, and are much stronger than the newer model hooks. They are also MUCH more expensive. IIRC the RPO code is V76. My '69 had them bu they were long gone by the time I got it:mad:
     
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    Don't get your panties in a bunch, I'm sure you'll end up pulling me out after I suck in another 2 more gallons of mud through the air filter. :eek1: :crazy:

    Well so far the engine has survived 3 times sucking in a good amount of water, so I'll keep my fingers crossed... :tongue1:
     
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    :D :D :D
     
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    Installed!

    So I got them installed a few days ago. Check them out:

    Factory Tow Hooks 2.jpg

    Factory Tow Hooks 3.jpg

    Although I can see what you guys mean by them being a little weak.

    Factory Tow Hooks 2.jpg

    Factory Tow Hooks 3.jpg
     

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