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Tow Hooks for an '87 K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GruntHunter, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. GruntHunter

    GruntHunter 1/2 ton status

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    I'm needing to put a set of tow hooks on the front of my '87 Blazer. Was this a factory option and if so, does anyone know the part number or where I can get some? Also, are the holes for mounting them already in the frame or maybe were these a dealer installed option? I still have the air dam on mine and I know I'll have to cut openings for the hooks but I don't see where they get installed.
     
  2. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'd try a junkyard first.
     
  3. louied

    louied Registered Member

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    they get bolted to the frame right up front , two holes.

    i ripped one right in half pulling a bronco outa da mud! :laugh:
     
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    I got mine from a local salvage yard. I got the factory "fang" hooks and some furd loops to put on the rear for $20.
     
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    Factory tow hooks are generally not strong enough to withstand heavy pulls.Better hooks can be found on heavy equipment and older military trucks;often these require the use of 3 bolts.Factory GM hooks and those cheap ones from places like 4wpw have a tendency to straighten out under hard pulls.How about receiver hitches front and rear with pintle hooks, and a couple heavy duty hooks?
     
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    Tow hooks

    OK OK I have to ask the stupid question ... what are 'furd' loops ?
     
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    I think he must be talking about the transport loops that come on some trucks. :confused:
     
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    LMC has them
     

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