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Where/how to mount recovery shackles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    titles says it all. i have a stock bumper (willing to cut holes through) where do i mount them? how? i know people use squared steel, but i can't figure out where to put it.
    thanks,
    red
     
  2. bigblock44k5

    bigblock44k5 1/2 ton status

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    CUT HOLES THROUGH YOUR BUMBER RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE FRAME. RUN SQUARE STEEL THROUGH THE HOLE SO IT IS LAYING INSIDE THE FRAME. I WOULD RUN ABOUT A FOOT OF STEEL ON THE FRAME ITSELF AND USE THE STRONGEST BOLTS YOU CAN GET, OR HAVE IT WELDED. WELDING MIGHT MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO REMOVE THE BUMPER LATER THOUGH.
     
  3. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    shhhhhhhhhhhhh..... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    no need to yell. . . /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    lol sorry........
     
  6. Pure Insanity

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    IMHO, make a receiver for the front and get one for the rear. NEVER pull from 1 side of the truck. Pulling from 1 rail will pull that rail out of square to the other rail. Thats why you see so many off road rigs "dog tracking" down the road. Body men call it a diamond in the frame. Also always at least TRY to pull straight on or youll pull the front or rear rails sideways.

    I chopped down a Reese hitch that I had laying around and welded it between the front rails. Take a look at my pics in the ReConstruction album for what I did.
     
  7. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Find one of the guys here that bought a military K5 or truck and get the shackles and brackets from them. It bolts up and will work.
     
  8. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    If you do that, get the reinforcing plate that is rivited inside the frame rail (good tip that I learned from someone else on here) or make your own.
     

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