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I saw someone else do this a while back and I really liked it so I did it. Check it out.



Fabbed up some brackets



Welded in one and bolted up the other





It fits nice and snug and completely out of the way





You can barely see it



Even matches the red interior :mad:

 

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is that the 40" version? I have the 60" and have been burning my brain trying to figure out a spot to mount it up. good job, might change out the regular nut for a wing nut for easier removal.
 

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Nice. Been thinking about this for a while. Does it make any noise over bumps?
 

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I wrapped it with a small bungee to keep the bar from rattleing and so far, it sounds good. I have the top off, half doors and the tailagte off in exchange for a tailgate net so sounds like that arn't as noticeable at the moment.

I also have wingnuts coming so I can take it off without any tools.

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I also have wingnuts coming so I can take it off without any tools.

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Don't have the Kung-fu grip going for you?

Maybe rubber coated bolts to keep noise down?
 

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is that the 40" version? I have the 60" and have been burning my brain trying to figure out a spot to mount it up. good job, might change out the regular nut for a wing nut for easier removal.
It is the 48" which is plenty for %95 rigs out there. The 60" is hard to mount and is best mounted on a cage or a bumper. My buddy has a Jeep and he bought the 60" thinking he'd never want to run out of lift and now he's buying a 48" to make it easier to bring and use.
 

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I carry the 60" Hi-Lift, and I have had to use every damn inch of that thing before, and on more than one occasion. I wouldn't even consider carrying the 48" version. As for the mount, it is a nice out of the way place, but it would be a pain in the ass when you actually needed to use it because you'd have to unload the cargo area to pull it out.
 

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Looks good. I like the using brackets Idea better then bolting it though the lip. Plus it tucks it away nicer.
Where does that diamond plate peice go? I think it is a support for the rear bracket but not sure.

Daystar and highlift both make handle isolaters out of urathane to keep em' from ratteling. I got one for 10 bucks at a truck show recentlly.
 

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I carry the 60" Hi-Lift, and I have had to use every damn inch of that thing before.....
Because of the terrain? Or because of axle droop? I used to always need all 48" of my jack until I started strapping the axle to the frame so she won't droop.

I like the look of how Monkey mounted it, but I have to agree with Dave; getting at it when you are "trail ready" would a biatch.
 

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I carry the 60" Hi-Lift, and I have had to use every damn inch of that thing before, and on more than one occasion. I wouldn't even consider carrying the 48" version. As for the mount, it is a nice out of the way place, but it would be a pain in the ass when you actually needed to use it because you'd have to unload the cargo area to pull it out.
no need for a 60. puts the rig up too high and IMO is unsafe. 48 will work fine if you limit your suspension (i.e. wrap a chain or something). Whereever possible I run for the little 4 ton bottle jack I have if it's a tire coming off.
 

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That's the thread I got the idea from. I don't run my bronco all that hard so I don't see pulling it out but once in a blue moon. Even then, it would come out just fine without unpacking anything. With the front wingnut off, I can pull it through the passenger door if I wanted too but It comes out nicley just normally.

This pic is from Yesturday. We did a clean-up by the rubicon and wheeled on Sunday to make the trip that much better.



Clearly enough room to get it out and back in. The spare tire mount worked great as well leaving me plenty of room and a ton less weight from running a tailgate.

Also, take the top, doors, and interior and this bronco was light as a feather compaired to the other bronco's I was with.





 
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