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Unread 08-02-2002, 12:20 AM   #1
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Help: Tow Hooks for tube bumpers

Greetings:

I need some help please.

I'm looking for a pair of hooks that can be mounted to front tube bumpers. I know I have seen them before. They are bent tow hooks, I believe?

Anyway, does anyone have any information on how/where to find them?

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Unread 08-02-2002, 02:58 AM   #2
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OH SH*T! not another tow hook thread!
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Unread 08-02-2002, 03:05 AM   #3
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LMAO. Well ... I can assure you, this one won't get nearly the mileage out of it.
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Unread 08-02-2002, 09:14 AM   #4
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I sure hope not!!!

Best case is to check with the manufacture of the tube bumper on what they would recommend. Second best is to purchase standard YJ style tow-hooks and modify the bumper to accept standard tow-hooks
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Unread 08-02-2002, 09:34 AM   #5
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NaeKid,

I recall at some point in history, of seeing a frame mounted tow hook that was either formed or bent, to allow the needed clearance.

I just can't, for the life of me, find who make them, or sold them.

I have had one person suggest I contact Smittybilt Inc., to see if they may have them.

I will start there, I guess.

Thanks for the replies.
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I know that the Chevy 1-ton 4x4 truck tow-hooks will hook straight up to the front of a YJ .. and I have heard of some specialty suppliers carrying them (farm and industrial suppliers) .. but as far as brands go .. I have never heard names attached to the hooks before.
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All you need are a couple of 1-1/2" long pieces of 1-1/2 x 3/4 (or so) bar stock welded to the front of the tube bumper--then, you could hang a couple of those D-rings from them. I know Warn Rock Crawler bumpers have those mounted on the front bumper for that reason. I don't have a picture handy, but I've seen many rides on here with those--anyone?
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Quote:
Originally posted by NaeKid
I know that the Chevy 1-ton 4x4 truck tow-hooks will hook straight up to the front of a YJ .. and I have heard of some specialty suppliers carrying them (farm and industrial suppliers) .. but as far as brands go .. I have never heard names attached to the hooks before.
I appreciate it man.

I have also seen an idea by using a piece of angle iron. Drill two holes through the angle to mount it to the frame. Then drill two through the other edge, for the tow hook itself.

Thanks again.
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I think that I understand what you have seen .. but I don't think that the stresses placed on the angle iron would be good ..

Normally, you don't want to use spacers, brackets or anything between the frame and the hook as it can cause the hook to become a projectile.

The stronger the hook, the stronger the mount point, the better it is all around
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