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ParaCAD 12-21-2010 02:21 PM

D-ring mounts
 
I've noticed a few WJs (mines and 03) with d-rings mounted to the front, where factory tow hooks go.

Are there bolt on d-ring mounts that can be purchase. I can seem choose the right phrase when searching..here or anywhere else.

Id prefer d-rings, but if i have to i'll buy some tow hooks, which i've got no problem finding :)

my google-fu is failing me, and i apologize

cheapjeep 12-21-2010 06:02 PM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
Found This at Rusty's. You have to buy the tow hook kit and then add their D ring kit but there should be an easier way.http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...y_Code=rec_hit

ParaCAD 12-22-2010 08:45 AM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
Thanks, i came across those. Looks like my only bet. But i'm pretty certain i could come up with something myself that would cost less that that..lol


like you said, i'm sure there's an easier way

RazorBilly 12-24-2010 11:38 AM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
check these out:http://www.saguaro4xcomponents.com/i...index&cPath=19 they mount in the original tow hook location.

dlundblad 12-26-2010 07:58 AM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
Not trying to be a jerk, but those D-ring shackle mounts look too easy to be made...escpecially for like $100. Just take your old brackets into a machine shop and say you would like a bracket made to support these holes... then say you would want a or 1.5" thick peice of steel about 7" long or so running perpindicular to the mounting brackets...blah blah. it goes on, but i bet a set just as good if not far better could be made for a fraction of the price.

JeepMe 12-26-2010 10:11 AM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dlundblad (Post 323436)
Not trying to be a jerk, but those D-ring shackle mounts look too easy to be made...escpecially for like $100. Just take your old brackets into a machine shop and say you would like a bracket made to support these holes... then say you would want a or 1.5" thick peice of steel about 7" long or so running perpindicular to the mounting brackets...blah blah. it goes on, but i bet a set just as good if not far better could be made for a fraction of the price.

A couple things here, they sell for $100+ for the mounting bracket and the D-ring shackle.

If you go to a machine shop and ask for them to build the bracket and D-ring, they're going to charge you a standard labor rate of ~$100/hr. Making only 2 of these will take at least 1 hour. I doubt there's any savings.

ParaCAD 12-27-2010 02:49 PM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
Fabing my own d-ring mounts is an idea i've considered, since i've got a machine shop right here at the office, and i'm a mechanical designer. I could make the drawings email them to the shop, and have a set in a few days..lol. Convincing the machinist to squeeze in this personal project it whole different matter.

I just need to get my bumper cover off and take some measurements. :D

dlundblad 12-27-2010 09:53 PM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ParaCAD (Post 323839)
Fabing my own d-ring mounts is an idea i've considered, since i've got a machine shop right here at the office, and i'm a mechanical designer. I could make the drawings email them to the shop, and have a set in a few days..lol. Convincing the machinist to squeeze in this personal project it whole different matter.

I just need to get my bumper cover off and take some measurements. :D

haha. a place where my friend used to work would do stuff like that. he would have to bribe the plant workers with a large pizzas to do his little random jobs. give that a try... :lol:

** and if you ever do make any, be sure to put pics up with measurements... or just a PDF of the CAD drawing would be sufficient. :D

ParaCAD 12-28-2010 10:46 AM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dlundblad (Post 324056)
haha. a place where my friend used to work would do stuff like that. he would have to bribe the plant workers with a large pizzas to do his little random jobs. give that a try... :lol:

** and if you ever do make any, be sure to put pics up with measurements... or just a PDF of the CAD drawing would be sufficient. :D

yea good idea.

Once i get the time, and decide what i wanna do. I'd definitely put up a drawing of what it takes

cheapjeep 01-01-2011 08:34 PM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
AJ maybe you can adapt these somehow. 10,000# capacity and the price is certainly right. http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-hal...ing-96232.html

JeepMe 01-01-2011 09:58 PM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cheapjeep (Post 326351)
AJ maybe you can adapt these somehow. 10,000# capacity and the price is certainly right. http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-hal...ing-96232.html

Those look like they could mount directly in place of the stock tow hooks. Remove the stock tow hooks from their mounting bracket and install those. But then you would have to find bolts that could withstand 10k pounds of shear force.

ParaCAD 01-03-2011 09:51 AM

Re: D-ring mounts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cheapjeep (Post 326351)
AJ maybe you can adapt these somehow. 10,000# capacity and the price is certainly right. http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-hal...ing-96232.html

Not a bad idea...thanks..I've seen rings like that before.


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