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Old 02-06-2014, 10:30 PM
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Default Front hitch project

I was looking at some other people projects and wanted to start my own. I was looking for a way to attach a tow hook for recovery and also put a winch up front. I was thinking that a double hitch would be better the a single unit. The plate is 1/2" thick. I'm using 5/8" grade 8 bolts to attach it to the frame. More pics to come as soon as I can get it primed, painted and installed.



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Very nice welds
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Thanks, it am going to try and get it mounted in the next couple days if I can find the time. Was going to slap some primer and paint on it. More pics to come.
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Yeah, def wanna paint those welds
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Second on the welds!!!!!!


Unique idea too, plug in 2 3/4" clevices to the receiver sockets---yikes!
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Just finished up the front hitch. Turned out good I think. Two coats of primer and three coats of black paint. Can't wait to put it to work. I'm going to get a winch on a 2" receiver so I can winch out when the mud gets too deep. What do you guys think.



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very creative! Really like it man! Good Job!!
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If anyone wanted the specs:

43 x 4 x 1/2 plate
2 in receivers welded 12" from each side
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