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 Post subject: sort of howto / brushguard and a front hitch
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 5:38 pm 
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Boy, do I have some ideas sometimes. Since you loose your towpoints when you fit a brushguard I was kinda lost, I wanted a Westin style brushguard because it looks good, but then the towhooks?

Some A bars let you have both but not the Westin, the mount plates use the towhook bolt holes.

So I got a 'Hidden Hitch' front hitch to solve that problem. But..that doesn't fit. Darn. The hitch is wider then the brush guard mounts. :mad:

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Anybody know why there's a bolt in the middle of the hitch? I welded the thing together, seems like a weak point. First I thought it may be there to take it apart and fit it without taking of the front bumper but that doesn't work because the support plate bolts go in the chassis and so you need to take of the bumper anyway.

Since UPS lost one of my brushguard mount plates I had to fab one up

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and so I did this:

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So now I have both :D

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That looks pretty good. I believe the bolt in the middle of the hitch is to allow you to make it wider or narrower... probably have to drill a hole for that and that could make it weaker.

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looks pretty sweet I was thinking about getting a brush gaurd as well but already have the front hitch. Maybe I should start looking again. Sweet car lift by the way haha

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Dje Ryu wrote:
That looks pretty good. I believe the bolt in the middle of the hitch is to allow you to make it wider or narrower... probably have to drill a hole for that and that could make it weaker.


Actually, that hitch was designed to be attached to the KJ with out removing the bumper. (Though it would require freakishly small hands - I had to take the bumper of to install).

I thought the same about the bolt, making the hitch weak, but it's held up fine the handful of times it's been used to pull me out of a stuck.

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Nice combo!

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meh_kick wrote:
Actually, that hitch was designed to be attached to the KJ with out removing the bumper. (Though it would require freakishly small hands - I had to take the bumper of to install).


I had to do the same. I am going to have to take a look at how Tony did that since I have been trying to figure out how to do this for over a year!!! :lol:

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Tony, do you have any final pics of this installed yet?

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