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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sunnyc123abc, Oct 21, 2005.
i need to know if this is an ok angle for a tow hook.
I wouldn't. What's wrong with running it parallel with the frame horn? I had a set on my '86, and they ran parallel no prob.
for an angled pull it would be good, but it's best to mount them straight on to the pull, which is usually forward. If like that, definitely use grade 8 hardware
the bumper is in the way thats y i can't put them straight
can you notch the bumper, or mount them further back on the frame?
how far back can i go....the suspension mount is right behind it, so i would have to go farther back than taht
would it be bad if i placed a couple washers between the frame and tow hook to clear the bumper
I would avoid it, especially stacking washers. If you absolutely have to, and don't want to notch the bumper, make sure you use a 1 piece thick washer the minimum size that you can. It's just going to place more stress on the hardware
ok...well ill go try banging on the bumper alittle to see if i can make it clear
My first thought was bad angle, it's better to have a straight pull. My second thought was how often is the tow vehicle dead straight in line with the hook ? sooo.... it probably doesn't matter. I'm curious what others think.
do you have any scrap 1/4" plate around? If you cut a piece to sandwich between the two I don't think that would be bad, better than at an angle
well after banging on it for a couple minutes i bent the bumper in a little...this it was i got.
no...i don't think so
well i tried putting one small washer in the front hole, and it clears. Do u think it would be ok to put the washer in
BTW u probably want to flip the hook over, strap stays on better.
i can't...then i wouldn't even be able to mount it up cause th bumper is in the way
well i finally decided to just grind the bumper and make a notch. here are pics of the finished product. i torqued it to about 100 ft lbs , is that enough
That is way more than the design of the bolt is meant to be stretched. If I remember correctly, the max amount of torque for a 1/2" dia Grade 8 fastener is 60 ft/lbs. I just torqued mine armstrong tight and never had a problem. It saw quite a few pulls before I went to the military front bumper.
should i leave it then...or loosen it a little
probably replace the bolts and do it over again.
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