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shawnw
03-27-2007, 11:40 AM
So after seeing this thread, http://www.funinbc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=77757 I stopped at princess and picked up a couple of tow points and a strap. I just need to figure out where to put them now. I know they should be directly attached to the frame, but any recommendations where? Would I get away with bolting them on to the front bumper? There's no easily accessable spots so any input would be cool. The truck is an 88 F-250.

Heres a pic of the front end for better reference.
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i15/jimbobjoejack/P1010167.jpg

MikeWild
03-27-2007, 12:03 PM
Mine are on my bumper, I've never had an issue with them. I also have a 2" receiver built into the bumper under the front plate. Just make sure you use the proper grade bolts when mounting them.

ray
03-27-2007, 12:30 PM
one on each side of your winch should do if there is solid c channel to your frame and use at 4stages above grade 8 bolts if possible for you specally for a full size truck .


and on back just bolt em on bottom of recevir hitch or make a reciver with welded hook.

82F150
03-27-2007, 12:36 PM
I was gunna say I think they have their 10000lb hooks on sale at PA...I got 4 of them on my truck... I mounted them on the frame..but...the other day I noticed that one of them bent the front of the frame somehow and didn't break..haven't had my truck on the road in 3 months..I don't know that they would fit there on yours with the leaf right there..I think I have the same bumper and I can't imagine it being strong enough anywhere but where it attaches to the frame..might be able to mount them on the inside of the frame... like this -] kinda thing :dontknow:

slowdodge
03-29-2007, 10:03 PM
hook it up to the ttb and giver

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
03-29-2007, 10:07 PM
this is what i did for the front of my truck
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shawnw
03-29-2007, 11:15 PM
hook it up to the ttb and giver

If you've got a proper straight axle to give me, then sure.

nonhighwayservice
04-01-2007, 10:38 AM
the grill is a pretty strong point :D

Dieseljeep
04-01-2007, 11:01 AM
Bolt them to the fram using some nice gussett`s to help spread the load out over a bigger area. Trianglulation is the best and use a grade 8 hardware.1/4 inch plate is your friend! dont forget to TTF out of them!

BeerBaron666
04-01-2007, 11:08 AM
I would just do something like this on the bumper

trailburban
04-02-2007, 11:02 PM
If you put them on the front bumper, put them inline with the frame rails.
the best thing to do is grab some D-rings like in the above picture though.