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Old 10-10-2018, 11:21 AM
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These are my tow hooks, I believe they are pretty common. Will they be compatible with your mount? aid not it's not a big deal I suppose. Anyways, did you get your deck built?


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Old 10-10-2018, 06:00 PM
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I think your factory tow hook brackets would just bolt to the outboard side of the winch mount. You would have to keep an eye on the clearance between the rear mounting bolt and the sway bar. This area gets tight real quick. I suppose I could add holes to the winch plate for those wishing to use tow hooks 🤔
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:55 PM
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Ok!! Thanks!!
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Testing has begun! Prototypes soon!
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Testing has begun! Prototypes soon!
Any updates?
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Yes Iíve made some progress. Prototype #1 is tacked together in the jig awaiting for me to have a few hours to develop the steering box brace. Then it is on to some test fittings and an initial run of mounts. This has taken ALOT longer than I imagined! I thank all of you for your patience. Hereís a pic of where Iím at.
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Fits OlíMoldy like a glove!



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So the steering box brace will get a second gusset, just not installed yet to facilitate welding. The new design is a fabricated clamp block instead of the original modified exhaust clamp. Although the original modified exhaust clamp has served me well for years, I like this design better.
I fully welded the whole mount this morning and will test fit again after it cools. Very pleased with the fit. Almost a ďpress fitĒ as Iíve found these frames have a slight, inboard tilt at the top.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:53 AM
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So many way of doing this, I like the variety.
This is what I have been running for the past eleven years and never had anyone discover it.



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