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Tow hook Shackle Swap

Apettit13

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Has anyone come across, or rigged up how to swap the front row hooks to shackles?

move got a shackle on the rear hitch, and I would love to swap the front row hooks over to shackles in order to match, but I cannot seem to find anything.

If anyone has done anything like this, please post some pictures and let me know where you found the items!
 

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Sorry but I don't follow what you are looking for. The tow hooks bolt to the frame. Can't picture a way to attach a shackle in place of the tow hook. Are you wanting an eyelet in place of the tow hook? Basically a plate with a hole in it allowing you to connect a shackle to the plate?

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Sorry but I don't follow what you are looking for. The tow hooks bolt to the frame. Can't picture a way to attach a shackle in place of the tow hook. Are you wanting an eyelet in place of the tow hook? Basically a plate with a hole in it allowing you to connect a shackle to the plate?

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What I want is something like this. Obviously the tow loop wraps under and bolts to the flame, I essentially want something that replaces the look with a plate to put a shackle. Haven’t been able to find anything, and not sure if anyone else had something that existed.
 

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You could always try something like this Shackle might take some drilling
That’s for an actual hitch, it would be too thick for the bezel, I also don’t think it would be long enough. On top of that I would like to refrain from drilling into the frame lol
 

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What I want is something like this. Obviously the tow loop wraps under and bolts to the flame, I essentially want something that replaces the look with a plate to put a shackle. Haven’t been able to find anything, and not sure if anyone else had something that existed.
Ok, that's what I thought you were getting at. I've not seen any for our body style. Thinking something turned 90 degrees might fit through the bumper openings but I like the idea. I don't have factory tow hooks so if you find something share it please.

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Wow...I was just googling something like this...then I came to the forums to search as well and found this thread.

I don't have any tow hooks on my laramie, so I'm trying to figure out what I can do. I don't want to get the factory front hooks because they aren't open for me to slide my strap on easy.

I was lucky enough to get stuck head first into a small ditch and I was able to use a shackle tied to my tow hitch to get pulled out by my wife jeep ( she has an aftermarket bumper with shackles) ...and worked like a charm. Now I need something in the front.

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I'm planning on getting the tow hooks and picking up a soft shackle. Loop shackle onto hook and through strap, problem solved.
 

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I'm planning on getting the tow hooks and picking up a soft shackle. Loop shackle onto hook and through strap, problem solved.
Well [email protected] Didn't think they made soft ones like that. Then thats what I will do. Now I need to get my tow hooks. Thanks.

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