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11/03/2005
04:54:41

Subject: TOW HOOKS IN FRONT??
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Since dakotas dont come with tow hooks in the front i was wondering if anyone has been able to mount any aftermarket ones in the front anywhere? i have a 2000 QC 4.7L

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11/04/2005
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Look at my earlier post. There's pictures.
The tow hooks are from a full size Chevy 1500.

http://www.dodgedakota.net/boards/gen/22057.html



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11/04/2005
15:12:11

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Hey steve glad to see yer still alive,not many guys do a hundred while taking pictures,bet that Evenrudes gonna need a new impeller after that,but great post nonetheless.the hooks look great.



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11/04/2005
18:57:45

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Thanks.
And yes, I had to replace the Evenrude at the end of the trip. Lost the prop somewhere between Denver and Winslow, Arizona.



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11/08/2005
20:18:40

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How did you attach the tow hooks? I have some from my friends '00 or '01 ranger(cant remember the year) to put on the truck.



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11/09/2005
01:26:00

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I fabbed up an adapter out of 3/8" thick by 3" wide flat stock and bolted it to the frame using existing holes and grade 8 hardware. All the drilling was done to the adapter plate, to match existing holes in the frame and to accomodate the bolt spacing of the tow hooks.
Preliminary checks and fitting for clearances was done using cardboard templates, to test different configurations, because I was also in the process of making new, stronger frame for the push bumpers that would go through the same hole.

I'll try to post some close-up shots tomorrow if the rain lets up (Pacific Northwest).



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11/09/2005
20:44:31

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No rain today, so I took some tow hook pictures for you all, but instead of putting all that stuff here, I put them in my Cardomain area.
If you all would kindly go HERE, you can see those pictures.




greendak
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11/09/2005
22:45:17

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thanks for the pics. might try to fab something up in the next few days.



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11/14/2005
21:59:30

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Our durango came with stock front tow hooks... wonder why my
dak didnt



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11/14/2005
22:04:38

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What year Durango, CJ?
The only tow hook Dodge gave the Dakota (until 2005) was one that fits into the hitch receiver way in back.




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