Getting cost down tow hooks

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Getting cost down tow hooks

Post by higrade » Mar 28 2015 10:16am

[youtube][/youtube]I want to brainstorm maybe usind tow hooks as mounts http://m.ebay.com/itm/141354025431 can get one for like $16 and we know they are strong I just want an idea on how we could mount them.

Have a few ideas but I want to know where I can get clamps

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Re: Getting cost down tow hooks

Post by torqueboards » Mar 28 2015 10:26am

You might as well get motor mounts. There's no room on that tow hook to add holes for the motor. You would have to mount that somewhere.
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Post by torqueboards » Mar 28 2015 10:26am

You might as well get motor mounts. There's no room on that tow hook to add holes for the motor. You would have to mount that somewhere.
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Re: Getting cost down tow hooks

Post by higrade » Mar 28 2015 10:33am

torqueboards wrote:You might as well get motor mounts. There's no room on that tow hook to add holes for the motor. You would have to mount that somewhere.
The head looks big I would like to see someone do some measurement u can always use one of the motor cross adapters

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Post by torqueboards » Mar 28 2015 11:02am

Can't delete that duplicate post.

The price isn't that off from a regular mount. I would just use something that was intended for the purpose rather than improvise which wouldn't be a benefit in this case.

How do you plan on mounting that to a pair of trucks.

Your better off buying a piece of aluminum off of ebay. Drawing up a 2d cad design in illustrator/photoshop even and printing it out and going at that piece of aluminum with a hack saw or something. You'd probably have better luck working with that.
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Re: Getting cost down tow hooks

Post by beto_pty » Mar 28 2015 12:19pm

yup.. lots of configuring to be done..to save 10 bucks... if you add in the aluminum welding to the trucks (cant see how you can screw mount them) it might actually cost you more that purpose made ones..
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Re: Getting cost down tow hooks

Post by higrade » Mar 28 2015 4:45pm

I think I find a way to mount it I just want to know now if a motor can fit

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Post by psychotiller » Mar 29 2015 5:11pm

By the time you figure out how to mount a motor and mount the bracket to the truck you will have wasted more time and spent more $$$ than just fabricating a motor mount.
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