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Tow hook dilema

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rockink5, Jan 5, 2003.

  1. rockink5

    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    I need to put some hooks on the front of my junk. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif Heres the prob, I can't find any factory hooks so I bought some aftermarket ones. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif With the stock front bumper they won't fit right on the frame. So what have you guy's done to mount your hooks. I don't want to cut my front bumper up. It will be changed soon enough. But unfortunatle I need my tow points now. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

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  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have some factory tow hooks, but I think they are off a later model truck, 87-on truck body. I am fairly local to you, I am in Fremont.
     
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    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    well, i had this issue, only in the rear with a reses hitch, i wanted a rear recovery point, and i dont have a step bumper, anyway you could drill new locations for the bolts of the tow hooks, personally i like the factory ones /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif, but have you checked all your pick-and-pull places, those places usually have stuff like that on their trucks, but that is just what i'd do. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  4. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    I put a hitch on the front. I took a Reese off of something fullsize that had a 2"receiver, cut it down and welded in the rails. I have a body lift so it comes out just below the bumper w/ no "air dam". On a rig w/ no body lift you could just cut a hole where it comes thru. front receiver
     
  5. 79Beast

    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    Try making an attachment point out of some channel or similar metal. Then bolt you tow hooks to it
     
  6. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Maybe you could post in the "Parts Wanted". I know a few people have these laying around in the Garage.
     
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    I have a set of stock hooks off my 86. Send me a pm if youre interested.
     
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    Had the same problem. Fabbed some spacers out of 1/2" plate. Cleared the bottom of the bumper by about 1/4".

    John
     
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    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    only 1 hook? /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

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    aksidentproan 1/2 ton status

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    One in the front and one in the back is all you need.

    Evan
     
  12. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    I found some down the street from my house at JT Truck Center for $25. They bolted right up. I've been recovered with them by Blackbear (Zakk's rig) once and they worked fine. Took a good yank too.
    I could pic them up if you want. If they have anymore.
     

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