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your bumper is rusty.....

tow hooks look good
 

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I don't know if I like that mounting position. Tow hooks are designed for a in-line pull and that position looks like it'll want to collapse the loop when pulled. It's probably fine as it is but I'm thinking worse case scenario.
 

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I don't know if I like that mounting position. Tow hooks are designed for a in-line pull and that position looks like it'll want to collapse the loop when pulled. It's probably fine as it is but I'm thinking worse case scenario.
I really couldn't see those hooks collapsing...They look good :thumbup
 

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I don't know if I like that mounting position. Tow hooks are designed for a in-line pull and that position looks like it'll want to collapse the loop when pulled. It's probably fine as it is but I'm thinking worse case scenario.


Wow that would have to be a HECK of a pull!!! That second top bolt on the top on the rear attachment will pretty much prevent that
 

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I had the typical tow hooks everybody has


But I wanted to replace them before this happens :doh0715:


These Super Duty loops are 3 times the size :shocked

I don't know if I like that mounting position. Tow hooks are designed for a in-line pull and that position looks like it'll want to collapse the loop when pulled. It's probably fine as it is but I'm thinking worse case scenario.
I too wanted a straight pull, but......
These are too wide to mount on the bottom of the frame rail for a straight pull. Might fit on front leaf spring cross member :shrug I'd have to take off the bumper to get a straight pull mount angle. I'm sure I could modify the bumper to make it work, but.......

If you look above, the old tow hooks were mounted at that same bad angle, and they held up. :toothless These are a complete loop, welded to a 3/8" plate, and use 3 1/2" bolts which should improve the structural integrity :shrug I'm sure with enough force these could be twisted off the frame, however I doubt I personally will get that aggressive.

Maybe some day I'll add some beef to the front frame horns and move them down for a straight pull. :thumbup
your bumper is rusty.....

tow hooks look good
what rust :whiteflag :shrug :toothless
Nice! JY? Off Topic, did you ever try that Color Bond dye yet? I think it was you in the old thread.
yes I did, I have to get pictures uploaded.
 

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I thought this was a drag race rig....! :shrug

You must need the hooks to tow chevys.....? :toothless
 

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Did you use Grade 8 (or better) or bolts to hold them on? I can't tell by the pics.

Not the best angle to mount them. The bolts are going to see more stress due to the angle (leverage) you mounted them.
 

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Nice but the only thing I have found out about the ford tow hooks are that they are hard to get a decent yank strap thru.
shackles are your friend :thumbup
 

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kinda off topic but can we see a pic from the front with the bumper and the tow hooks
 

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you would be suprised that amount of people that offroad with little to no recovery equipment.
Or the guys in their short-box Chevy's that think their rigs are the best mudders around, especially with their 7" Paper Filters. Then, they soak their engine bay, and their "mighty" 350 chokes on mud. Its funny.
Oh wait, we were talking about no recovery gear.....hmmmm......he brought twine hahahahhahahaha.
 
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