Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ben B., Mar 10, 2007.
What all would I need to mount a D ring to a reciever hitch?
you mean like this?
if so just go buy one, thats how I did it. paid $25 with tax. quick and easy.
A piece of 2" square tube or solid stock, a drill press, and patience.
Mine ended up being a piece of 1.5x2 stock, as the CUCV and (in this case) deuce and a half shackles are 1.5" inside. I then welded 1/4" stock to each side to make it 2" thick to fit in the receiver ... think I used .25 x 1.75" or so to give me lots of welding room.
5/8" holes for the hitch pin, at various spots to fit in my various trucks, and then a bloody great hole on the end for the shackle.
I did even paint it and stuff, donno why I can't find pix of it. Came it handy dragging the pickup around when the motor seized
I also keep meaning to drill another hitch pin hole at 90 degrees to the others, so that I can use it with the shackle moving left-to-right as well as up-and-down.
Or yeah, you can buy them ... but I had all this stuff sitting around in my garage, including the aircraft cable leftover from my parking brake cable project.
I made one for my Father. I used solid 2X2 and welded a d-ring (with pivot) on it. Never broke, we pulled a fully loaded 1 1/4 ton dump & 2 1/2 ton chipper out of mud with it! Pulled many a tree over too. I also took another 2x2 solid chunck and milled the end down to use a shackle on it. But they lost the shackle, then the 2x2 stock.
The Warn setup looks quick and easy. I'm not much of a fabricator.
What do you guys think about for the front, removing some of the bumper connected to the frame rails and welding tabs and mounting D rings on there?
Many have done that as well. I've also read to bolt it to the frame not weld. Can't remember why.
Dam Dremu how much that thing weigh? I'm guessing it would hurt if it fell on your foot!!!
Nah, you just learn to dance and let it chunk the concrete
I'm sure tube would have been perfectly good, but I happened to have some of that solid stock handy.
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