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post #1 of 12 Old 05-13-2002, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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rear tow hook mounting.

I don't have a frame hitch and frankly don't have the money for one at the moment. Where can I bolt on these stupid tow hooks in the rear!!! The only predrilled/threaded hole is in the center/bottom of the frame rail under the center of the bumperette. The problem is, If I used a generic hook, the second bolt would get in the way of the shackle. What am I sposed to do?? Any pics of rear hooks??


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post #2 of 12 Old 05-13-2002, 09:09 AM
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Prime Lord,

I just went out and tryed the tow hook mounting at the predrilled holes and it is only a 5/8 bolt I think might be even amaller now that I think about it, holding the hook there, I don't think that will hold out if a good tug is required. If you find anything out please let me know. I have seen some guys drill holes in the side of there frames and put them on there.

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The Ideal thing is to get a hitch. I think it's class 3 or something like that. (big ole' thing)
On mine they had to take the bumperettes off and then put the hitch on using the bolts and holes into the frame that the bumperetts have. I've yanked on that thing a lot when towing people out. and It doesn't even seem to try to fall off or bend or anything. ....and it wasn't that expensive. for a hundred or so it's worth it.

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Sorry guys this is off-topic, but I was sitting here bored and looked at some of that tow hooks section in general discussion. GeepYJ95, I just had to tell you man that I throughly enjoyed your post in there on page 24 or something.

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haha, Thanks.....I guess I might have over reacted but sometimes even though "the guys" say that they know that post counts aren't a big deal I still think inside they must feel better or have more pride....something

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you should know all about tow hooks right Hank? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . question here. anyone know how to do it on a ZJ? they got those damn plastic peice of **** bumpers and no where to attach a hook from.

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post #7 of 12 Old 05-14-2002, 10:48 AM
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I feel another 29+ page thread coming on here...
Sorry for the padding Keith!

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Kev:
<strong>I feel another 29+ page thread coming on here...
Sorry for the padding Keith!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">AND AWAY WE GO!!!!!!!!!!

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I don't think we need one. I'm pretty sure nobody really minds the padding here, it's all in good fun. i didnt mean to start anything I just thought it was funny so I guess we can take the rest of this post right over to tow hooks.

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post #10 of 12 Old 05-15-2002, 06:21 AM
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here is a look at mine
I had to drill the frame

<img src="http://www.delawareja.com/gallery/albums/album50/aae.jpg" alt="" />

<img src="http://www.delawareja.com/gallery/albums/album50/aaf.jpg" alt="" />

<img src="http://www.delawareja.com/gallery/albums/album50/clevis.jpg" alt="" />

and a front one
<img src="http://www.delawareja.com/gallery/albums/album50/aad.jpg" alt="" />
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WOW!!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> those are some MONSTEROUS hooks on the front.

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Hey Bluebellyday, What kind of setup and tires do you have on your jeep?

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