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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Modified Westin Sportsman Grille Guard for WJ

Hey guys. So I have a Westin Sportsman Grille Guard, and I'm going to be sandblasting it and re-finishing it within the next few weeks. I'm thinking about welding some tow hooks near the mounting bracket. And maybe some other stuff. So I'm wondering if anyone has modified their sportsman grill guards before. It doesn't have to be on a WJ, just as long as it's the same style as mine.

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Unread 09-28-2013, 02:15 AM   #2
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I know this threads a little old so you prob did whatever you were planning already but here's my Westin with much beefier brackets I had made for exactly the reason you were asking. I actually cut up the original brackets to use as a backing plate to sandwich the frame. I plan on mounting steel tow hooks sideways horizontally in line with the bottom two bolts. I would NOT recommend putting hooks on the brackets that come with the brush guard or using them for recovery in any way. They are too weak and especially with no backing plate to sandwich the steel you are just gonna bend or even rip them out of your frame. Remember even the wimpy factory tow hooks have a tapping plate on the other side.











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