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Old 12-31-2012, 11:20 PM
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2012 GC with two front hooks!

Hey guys,

Thought I might share a few pics of a great weekend of christmas beers, 4wding and some welding.

These were created by my father in-law who is a avid 4wd enthusiast and felt sorry for me not having any front recovery points.

The recovery hooks from supercheap, some decent 10mm/8mm steel and 10mm bolts from an engineering shop to the chassis.

The front now looks tougher and with the bigger tyres it now does set the Jeep with a proper off-road stance. The hooks do sit out nicely.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:00 AM
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

Very nice. How many sets is he building for us?
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:51 AM
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

Very nice
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:52 AM
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

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Very nice. How many sets is he building for us?
+1 set for me too!!!!
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

Knew it was only a matter of time before someone with a good solid engineering background would come up with something as incredible as this. Well done mate to your father in law and yourself for a great ENGINEERED solution. I am sure what you have created is more than man enough for the job. No need for months of fannying around in a science lab to come up with a fix. Some good old fashoined engineering ingenuity and it looks like you have a wiinner. Love this fourm.
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

well done !!!
+ set for me also if there are plans to build more.
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

Interesting also that the hooks look like a true pair, one opposite hand to the other that suggests there is existing holes divers side?
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

+1 set for me
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

Very good effort and probably more than strong enough, however I personally would have liked to see at least one part a continuous piece from one bolting position to the other. Relying intirely on weld is never a good practice. Cheers
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

Fantastic job.
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

Thanks for the post. Great job. Any chance of of a sketch with dimensions plate size and hole diameters? I would like to spend a bit of time in my garage and make a couple too.
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Re: 2012 GC with two front hooks!

I am sure if anyone who has the skills required to make these, they could easily sell them for a profit.
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