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Through bumper front receiver complete!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dontoe, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Whew!
    Worst part, had to buy some 2 inch tubing and it was $76.00 for twenty feet. Wouldn't sell less than that.
    Have to do some more projects involving 2 in tubing now!!!
    On a side note: I bought some cutting disc's for the 4.5 inch grinder. Works easier and faster than
    the sawzall. Who'd a thunk it. Someone just had a post on that so I thought I'd try it.


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    Very nice. :waytogo:
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    that is cool . and the steel stuff sucks. i can go to my local yard and get 1 foot if i want , just pay about 50cents more per foot that way. some ideas for ya. make a vise stand that fits in your hitch . or make a big step platform for when you need to work under the hood.
     
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    good job buddy.

    i like the stock hooks fliped around so the strap wont slip off!\


    good thinking:thumb:
     
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    Looks slick! what the tickness of the square tube?
     
  6. Greg72

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

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    Nice and clean! :thumb:

    What is that second set of bolts for on the underside crossmember? Looks like the receiver is using the rightmost set??....

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  7. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Looks slick! what the tickness of the square tube?

    3/16th

    What is that second set of bolts for on the underside crossmember? Looks like the receiver is using the rightmost set?


    The receiver is welded to two 3/4X1-1/4 inch steel bars. Didn't want to weld it all together so I could remove it. Plus it raised it up to just the right height!
     
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    You sure are being creative lately.:thumb: I might have to "borrow" you latest idea. Course I need a winch first. :crazy:
     
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    nice work. are you going to mouint a front license plate?
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've got some piano hinge somewhere, i might make a hinged one. Right now I like the look.
     
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    or you could make your own reciever plug/license plate holder. that would be pretty trick. maybe its different in your area, but around here cops are pretty picky about front plates
     
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    Trick I used on the rear of my, ahem, Ranchero was to use the gas flap door license plate holder from a '70s GM passenger car. Permanently mounted plate that was hinged and spring loaded to stay visable.
     
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    here's an idea. It's someones k5 on here can't remember who though.

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    thats exactly what i was referring to :waytogo:
     
  15. Greg72

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

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    Here's that same idea... (I've done them on both front and rear) for a removeable license plate holder.



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    Once you've gone to the trouble of creating a 2" square tube receiver....all you need is a small scrap of square tube, some flat plate (1/8" or so) cut to the shape of a license plate, tap a few holes....install some stainless fasteners and voila!!!!

    Pimpy yet refined! :saweet:
     
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    but what do you do when your actually using the tow hitch to tow?
     
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    Might make something like that. Thanks y'all. We don't need no stinking front license plate here in North Carolina, so I might just leave the ho' there for the un-edjecated to ask dumb questions about. Those are a couple of great looking plate holders. Just hate to have another "accessory" to keep up with and secure when off-roading so I don't worry about it smashing my head in a roll-over. The tag holder that hides the gas filler cap is one I forgot about. Wonder if a 1971 Monte Carlo has one? My brother left one in the pasture I might be able to scavage one off of.
     

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