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Old 04-22-2016, 06:19 AM
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Here are some homemade brackets I made using a tow hook and tie down bracket I bought. Just used some scrap I had from other projects. I plan on upgrading the hardware to grade 8 next time I run to town.
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a good project,its always good to make something out of stuff you have laying around or for minimum cost...;-)
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Me myself,, I wouldn't trust that hook for any real recovery . The weld didn't really penetrate into the hook at all.
Not safe

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For the safety of those around you..... do not use that Crap for recovery. That hook is cast. The welds are going to be brittle. It will rip off first pull and possibly injure someone. The ring is also unsafe. The metal you used is way to thin and chincy. Sorry to shoot holes in your project but it's completely unsafe and very dangerous.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:51 PM
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Yeah that doesn't look safe at all
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recovery is a very serious part of off roading. many people have been badly hurt and even killed from home made recovery parts.

there is a lot of force when being yanked out of a hole. think about your friends and family. get proper recovery gear.
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I commend you for trying to make something from parts on hand but doesn't look like your welder was up to the task at hand, very poor penetration.


Some things you can get by with a failure just a broken part but this is a major safety hazard if it breaks, not to you but the person pulling you or bystanders. Now is a good time to either redo it or better yet do a setup using a D-Ring mount much safer than a hook.
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I tend to agree with all that is being said.

I know you were probably trying to save a little bit of money, but check these out instead:

Amazon.com: Rugged Ridge 11236.05 Black Front Tow Hook - Pair: Automotive Amazon.com: Rugged Ridge 11236.05 Black Front Tow Hook - Pair: Automotive
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Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
Here are some homemade brackets I made...
I don't mean to pile on, but just think of all the mods you could do for just the cost of the ambulance/helicopter ride, yep you're not saving anything...

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I guess a struck a nerve.
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You guess you struck a nerve? No. We are just trying to prevent you from hurting people.
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Well after all the bad on here I will do more testing with it in a safe manner. I do not yank or ****** on vehicles when they are stuck. It is dangerous to do so no matter what you use. I also have welded more than what is shown here and I do agree that these are not my best looking. I did use a small mig with flux cored wire for better penetration instead of gas wire. I will most likely remove the hook and burn it on with a stick so as to get better penetration. However they were tested when built and did hold up to straight line pulling (not snatching).


I would like to add that I appreciate the heads up on the concern and do not intend on injuring anyone and am full aware of how things go wrong and happen.

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