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Tow points on front with stock bumper?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 70~K5, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    What have you done for tow points when running stock front bumper?
     
  2. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    At the moment I wrap a tow strap around the front spring hangers /forums/images/icons/frown.gif I don't really want to drill holes in the frame right now because I will be putting on a front tube bumper sometime and don't want to have the frame horn look like swiss cheese.

    You can use 2nd gen tow hooks...the ones that point down.
     
  3. aksidentproan

    aksidentproan 1/2 ton status

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    I purchased the tow hooks with spring retainer and bolted them on the frame rail under my bumper. Here are some pictures.

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/26977104/33144116cuQIGi

    Evan
     
  4. POFF

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    I put a piece of 1/2" x 4" steel plate between the frame rails and bolted the hooks to it. I drilled out one of the spring hanger rivets for a 3/8" bolt and put a 5/8" bolt in a hole that was all ready in the frame in between to the spring hanger rivets. I also welded a chain link to it and bolted a chain to my hood latch so I can chain my hood shut. I'll see If I can get some pics.
     
  5. POFF

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    I have some pics. I can email them to you.
     
  6. Chris_T

    Chris_T 1/2 ton status

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    A couple of pieces of 1/2 inch steel bolted to the frame hanging just below the bumper with clevis attatchments - hardly realize they're there
     
  7. BrianDamage

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    I've got a 2" hidden hitch installed up front...found me a tow hook that slides into the receiver and *voila*
     

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