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Gen 1 front recovery points

sirhk100

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Anyone have pictures or ideas for what they've done for tow points on the front to be strapped to or winch lines to be hooked up to when running a stock front clip/bumper? I've got some ideas and need to knock something out this weekend but always open to see what others have done...

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Thanks,
Khris
 



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Don't have a picture of it , but on my F150 I bolted a Super Duty hook to the side of the frame and cut a hole in the bumper where it stuck out.
 






On my 97 I had a hook that stuck through the "mouth" in the bumper. Now I have a front hitch... but I had to take a little out the bumper to make it fit
 






I gave them away years ago, but I made some drop brackets out of 3/8" plate for standard tow hooks that mounted to the inside front bumper mounts. Mounted them flat up against the bottom of the bumper with just enough to get a strap in there. Cut holes out of that plastic thingy on the bottom of your bumper that the hooks stuck out of. Helped keep the straps in place too.
 






I made a front hitch out of some steel plate and an old rear hitch I got at a junkyard for nothing. Used it to winch trees out and even jerk a few out, held up just fine.
 












I've still never done anything up front. To this day the only time I've ever been on a strap was the very very very first time I put it in 4wd and took it out on a legit trail. I probably could've made the obstacle too but being the very first time out with a freshly built rig I was being cautious and elected for the rope.
 






Not the best shots, because they aren't really to show the tow points, but here are mine.

Welded to the frame and I was going to bolt them as well, but never got to it.

Very left of the pic. They are angled because of the kinks in the frame.

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Also used one of them for the winch hook.

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Going to be doing some recovery points on the front of mine in the next month as well. :scratch: I am keeping the factory front bumper for now.

Was thinking just coming off of the bottom on the frame rails and using these Bumper Clevis. Then I can use D-Rings when needed, I wont leave them on as I think they only really look good on fully built bumpers. Also would be nice and high so they don't stick out as an eye sore. May end up different once I get my winch all in this weekend. I may have a change of heart for what I want to do.
 






Going to be doing some recovery points on the front of mine in the next month as well. :scratch: I am keeping the factory front bumper for now.

Was thinking just coming off of the bottom on the frame rails and using these Bumper Clevis. Then I can use D-Rings when needed, I wont leave them on as I think they only really look good on fully built bumpers. Also would be nice and high so they don't stick out as an eye sore. May end up different once I get my winch all in this weekend. I may have a change of heart for what I want to do.

on't forget to post pictures :):thumbsup:
 






Just bought some D ring mounts on E Bay
 

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