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Built a front hitch over the weekend

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MartinDWhite, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Jul 7, 2016 at 12:25 PM
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    MartinDWhite

    MartinDWhite [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Relentless front and rear bumpers, Warn M-8000S Winch, Relentless RockSliders, bigger tires, bed cover RTT ... and more big changes in the works.
    The plate bumper on order with Relentless Fabrication is many months out, so I fabbed this up over the weekend to mount the winch until they send the bumper.

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    All the pieces of the hitch are 1/4 inch steel or thicker.
    The main round tube that goes from side to side is a 3 inch OD tube with 1/4 inch walls.
    The mounting brackets are 1/4 plate welded together.
    The front frame endcaps are welded solid.
    This mounts on with the factory end cap bolts on each side and the 2 bolts under each front frame holding on the tie down brackets.
    The cross pieces for the factory skip plate mount was cut up and welded to the 1/4 inch plate on each side as close to the original location as I could get it. It fits the skid plate perfect.
    The factory bumper under structure is bolted on. It in no way is part of the structure to hold the receiver or force from the winch.
    The winch (Warn M8000) wiring is not done yet. Hopefully I get time this weekend to button it all up and use it.


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  2. Jul 7, 2016 at 12:56 PM
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    devinzz1

    devinzz1 Well-Known Member

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    cxr turbo, fic6, methanol injection, king coilovers, jba uca, skyjacker leafs, rear 12" 5125s, no-slip rear locker, 35" grabber x3, magnaflow muffler, retrofit headlights, trans cooler, bed lined exterior, etc...
    Looks good :thumbsup:


    You could probably sell it after you get your bumper.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2016 at 1:45 PM
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    MartinDWhite

    MartinDWhite [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Selling this when the bumper gets installed is a great plan.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2016 at 1:15 PM
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    MartinDWhite

    MartinDWhite [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Relentless front and rear bumpers, Warn M-8000S Winch, Relentless RockSliders, bigger tires, bed cover RTT ... and more big changes in the works.
    All wired up and ready to spool up the rope for the first time.

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