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Old February 28th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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Shackle Mount ??

Ok what is pictures below is my idea for my front hitch. I marked up a drawing of the front receiver I have on order for my X. I want to make either two tow loops like in #1 and welded to the bottom side for the winch hook and easier strap pulls, or two shackles mounts like in # 2&3. I figured Id use or 1 plate cut in the design in the second pic so it could be welded on top and bottom and in the front. Pic #3 shows my idea for lateral stability for angled pulls.

So which idea looks best?

I figure idea 3 with brackets below.

On a second note, anyone able to cut these brackets out for me, and if so how much?


I know i suck at drawing, but i think you get the idea. Not Drawn to scale either


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Old February 28th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #2
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Look up TAB on this site, he has a CNC and should be able to cut these.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #3
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i've got access to a whole cnc shop if you wanna come out one saturday.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #4
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Allegan is a bit of a haul, but i'll keep it in mind
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why not use a reciever shackle instead?
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Old February 28th, 2008, 02:15 PM   #6
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why not use a reciever shackle instead?
Cause i will be using a receiver winch mount, therwise it would be a no brainer
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Old February 28th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #7
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That makes me think though

should i attach the shackle mounts to the receiver frame, or to the winch cradle even?

I'm thinking the receiver frame is much stronger
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Old February 28th, 2008, 02:24 PM   #8
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You are not going to want these cut with Tabs machine, a plasma CNC table. At least not his, you will want these shackle mounts to be at least 3/4" thick as to not bend them if you were not doing a straight on pull. Most plasma cutters are only going to sever 1/2" and screw up 3/4". Unless you know someone with a bigger machine.

Buy 3/4" or 1" flat bar and use a band saw for the "fish mouth"
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