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Old 04-24-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Has anyone made the switch, I would like to have them on the back since I'm losing my front ones to the brushguard. Any idea on how complicated?
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From the pic' they appear to be part of the hitch receiver and welded to the bar.

May be just a matter of swapping-out the existing hitch receiver (unbolts from the frame) for one from a Raptor.

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Just welding some hooks to your existing hitch receiver.
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Get a set of front hooks and attach them to the hitch.

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Use strong bolts and Metal plate or they will sheer off. Grade 8

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Hey CaperJ, those are sweet! I will definately be doing this. I still have the original black ones off the front to use. You should deff do a write up or I can do one when I do it. Thanks!
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caperj: that looks like a great (and inexpensive) way to add rear tow hooks. I've got some spares from the front that I can use.

24packman: I looked into the Raptor tow hooks. If you look real hard you can find the part numbers and exploded diagrams of the OEM setup at one of the online Ford parts sales sites (don't remember which one, but it wasn't direct from Ford). It looked like I'd have to take out the existing hitch mount and replace it with the Raptor version, and it also looked like the raptor version connected to the rear bumper in a different way (and might have needed a different rear bumper. Anyway, the new hitch mount was about $750 so I decided to pass on that approach.
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caperj: that looks like a great (and inexpensive) way to add rear tow hooks. I've got some spares from the front that I can use.

24packman: I looked into the Raptor tow hooks. If you look real hard you can find the part numbers and exploded diagrams of the OEM setup at one of the online Ford parts sales sites (don't remember which one, but it wasn't direct from Ford). It looked like I'd have to take out the existing hitch mount and replace it with the Raptor version, and it also looked like the raptor version connected to the rear bumper in a different way (and might have needed a different rear bumper. Anyway, the new hitch mount was about $750 so I decided to pass on that approach.
Yea, Im gonna stick with CaperJ's approach. I just need them for towing feed bins around the farm and the occasional stuck truck. I just hate using my tri basl flip hitch to pull stuff around with...
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What size grade 8 bolts did you use? Great idea! I like it.
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