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post #1 of 8 Old 07-10-2010, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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tow rig...

Made a "tow bar" for the big rig....
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3/8" plate drops down from my ramps (I pull RGN trailers and blade trailers).
Then I plasma cut out for the 5 x 2 x 1/4 and welded it through the sides of the 3/8". Receiver tube is welded to the top of the 5x2 with gusset's.
Ties into my light wiring for the electrics and good to go. I bought a brake controller, but highly doubt I will run out of brakes on the "tow rig"....

Martin


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post #2 of 8 Old 07-10-2010, 07:56 AM
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You may want to recheck the rating on that tow rig, I'm not sure it's designed to pull that much weight.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-10-2010, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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You may want to recheck the rating on that tow rig, I'm not sure it's designed to pull that much weight.
I know....I am only registered to gross 117,000lbs....

1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324622
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-10-2010, 10:55 AM
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-13-2010, 04:29 PM
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I think the statement "you cant even tell its back there" might actually apply here

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post #6 of 8 Old 09-02-2010, 07:49 AM
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Why not just build some beefy fenders and drive the Jeep up on the back??
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-02-2010, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Why not just build some beefy fenders and drive the Jeep up on the back??
Because it still has to make a living when play time is over!
trailer hitch is out of the way, fenders over the top would be a minor inconvenience.....
Would be kinda nice though huh?

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1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324622
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-02-2010, 08:05 AM
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I bet with some time you could come up with a design that wouldn't be in the way.
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