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martij3
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PostSubject: Front Bumper HiLift Jack Mount   Sun 29 Mar 2009, 1:08 pm










I got this idea from a guy at my work. He used a 2x2 Metal tube to mount his jack. I liked it a lot, but it limited his use of his front tow hooks.
I got a 1x1 metal square tube 3' long
two 3/8" hex nuts 5" long
1/2" round tube metal
two U bolts
four 3/8" fender washers
four 1/4" lock washers for the U bolts
two 3/8" lock bolts
two 3/8" wing nut
I put the painters tape on the 1x1 metal tube. I placed it underneath the tow hooks and drew a line on both sides of each tow hook. I used that for the reference point to drill my holes for the U bolts.
I then installed the ubolts and then bolted in on the tow hooks to make sure I drilled the holes rights.
I then measured ten inches from the edges and drew a line. I then put it flush with the jack and drew circles through the holes near the lines I drew to show where I wanted to drill the holes for the 3/8" bolts. I then drew the holes for the hex bolts. I then cut about 2 3/4" of the round tube. I placed that over the hex nut. I grinded the sides of the fender washers so they would fit in the jack. I put one fender washer of each side of the jack and put a lock washer with the wing nut to lock the jack down.
I then put another piece of tape and measured the location of where I wanted to put the lock. I then drilled two holes and that was about it. I rattle canned the mount black and put it back on. I think I am going to see if my neighbor can spot weld the nut to the 1x1 tube.
Here are some pictures I took. I hope I didn't confuse anyone with the write up. It seems pretty secure I will drive around and see how it holds up.


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Mr.RonGilbert
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PostSubject: Re: Front Bumper HiLift Jack Mount   Sun 29 Mar 2009, 1:14 pm

Good Idea, looks great!
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jeff.lyon3
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PostSubject: Re: Front Bumper HiLift Jack Mount   Sun 29 Mar 2009, 1:26 pm

Nice.
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Renee10
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PostSubject: Re: Front Bumper HiLift Jack Mount   Mon 30 Mar 2009, 10:33 am

Very nice, thanks for posting up the how to's!!
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akonius
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PostSubject: Re: Front Bumper HiLift Jack Mount   Mon 30 Mar 2009, 11:04 am

Hey, that's a nice idea man! I'm sensing a can of Duplicolor Bedliner in your near future?.... Very Happy That'd prob finish it up real cool so you're back to black with all the hardware.

another idea...if you don't have endcaps, you could infill the ends with expanding insulation foam from Home Depot, let it harden (it will expand out of the ends), then with a razor, cut off the excess foam on the ends and bedline over. This way you never have to worry about a cap coming off.
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