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anyone know where i can buy these tow hook mounted hitch receivers?

 
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:42 PM
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anyone know where i can buy these tow hook mounted hitch receivers?

apparently a company named "Bodiak" makes them, although i'm sure others do too, as well as they can pretty easily be made custom. before wasting time making them, i'm trying to see if there's any for sale still, but i'm having trouble finding them. from what i hear, Bodiak is no longer in business, can anyone confirm?

if they are out of business, anyone know if anyone else makes these? i'm going to use them to mount big D ring tow hooks on each one since these will replace the factory tow hooks, and leave those on most of the time, but will remove them when i want to use it for other things, such as a slide in little step for when working under the hood, etc. i also want to make a push bar, sometimes i push stuff and i don't want to damage my bumper. i don't do that too often, but it would be nice to have that when i do. just a few days ago i was moving a beater van my buddy is cleaning up to sell, and the front tires are flat, and the way it was positioned, it would have been WAY easier to push it rather than pull it, reposition, pull, reposition, etc. so things like that is what i'm gonna use these for.

hoping someone can find a pair online, maybe i'm using the wrong search terms or something.

thanks!

 
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Never seen something that attaches to that point, but it is a clever idea that's for sure.
 
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R&P Carriages makes them for Dodges, don't kinow about Fords....(815)357-3292. $100 a pair, a lot cheaper to build them yourself.
 
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Find a local welding shop. Those are easy to make (if you can weld).
 
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Go to your local AutoZone and pick one up, they are stocking the hitch mounted recovery hooks now
 
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Harbor Freight ..I have one on mine..like 12 bucks
 
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really, autozone and HF sell these that bolt specifically to our tow hook bolt holes?

got a link to the HF one by any chance Pastor Scott? thanks!!
 
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Originally Posted by ufvj217 View Post
really, autozone and HF sell these that bolt specifically to our tow hook bolt holes?

got a link to the HF one by any chance Pastor Scott? thanks!!
HF and AZ sell a tow ring that mounts in a reciver hitch......you are asking about reciver hitches that mount in place of a tow ring.


I am curious , aside from a custom application...what would be the use for a reciver hitch that mounts in place of a tow ring....adding two of these wold provide 3 hitches if you also had the standard front mounted hitch.
 
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Removable bull bar comes to mind. A place to mount a tow bar to flat tow the truck. Steps to reach the motor. A seat to pull your studded wading boots off at the end of a fishing trip. I can think of a few reasons...
 
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Sorry - I thought you meant something else

I thought you meant a hook that goes into the receiver



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really, autozone and HF sell these that bolt specifically to our tow hook bolt holes?

got a link to the HF one by any chance Pastor Scott? thanks!!
 
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HF and AZ sell a tow ring that mounts in a reciver hitch......you are asking about reciver hitches that mount in place of a tow ring.


I am curious , aside from a custom application...what would be the use for a reciver hitch that mounts in place of a tow ring....adding two of these wold provide 3 hitches if you also had the standard front mounted hitch.
i do have a front hitch in the center too LOL. i don't use it incredibly often, but i have 3 trailers in my backyard, sometimes more if my buddy parks his 1 or 2 there temporarily, and sometimes i need to shuffle them around, and depending where they are positioned, and how my truck is positioned (if i don't feel like turning the truck around lol) i use the front hitch to move it around pretty quickly. i usually leave the ball in my front hitch, helps to keep people in parking lots from hitting my front bumper also lol.

also i have one of those cargo carriers that goes into a hitch receiver, sometimes i put that on the front if i'm carrying something and maybe the bed is full etc.

i do want to make or buy (probably make) an extendable arm thing that i can put in the hitch if i'm carrying long pieces of pipe or wood, that way it can lean on my headache rack in the back, and the arm extends all the way up to the height of the roof, and provides a place for the pipe/wood to rest on securely, rather than trying to strap it down to the hood latch or tow hooks or whatever and it flap all around while driving.

all kinds of things you can use them for, pretty cool IMO.

the 2 in place of the tow hooks however, i posted in my first post on what i'd use them for.

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Removable bull bar comes to mind. A place to mount a tow bar to flat tow the truck. Steps to reach the motor. A seat to pull your studded wading boots off at the end of a fishing trip. I can think of a few reasons...
ah you just gave me an idea. removable bull bar, better idea than me making a little push bar that i mentioned in my first post, for times that i may want to push something and don't want to damage my front bumper. didn't know they had removable bull bars! got any pics of one by any chance?

i also want to have a step for when working on the motor.

i kind of like the idea of the tow bar as well. although i don't think my dually would ever be the tow-ee, she is the tow-er, haha. plus, only other truck i personally own that would tow my CCLB dually would be my excursion lol.

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I thought you meant a hook that goes into the receiver
gotcha.
 
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The receiver system in the first picture would not work in a tow hook position. The tow hook mounting bolt holes are very close together and the overall area is small.

what this would look like is more of a receiver tube with holes drilled on one end as bolt thru holes and bolt mounts and on the other end the horizontal pin hole.

there would be a lot of fabrication for most of the reasons I'm reading to do this and the weld labor host would be pretty high.

i do have a front tow hitch and do use it to back trailers in. For very heavy trailers I wrap the tow hitch with a thick chain and Clovis connect each end of the chain to my tow hooks. In this way my tow hooks take on some of the weight.
 
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The receiver system in the first picture would not work in a tow hook position. The tow hook mounting bolt holes are very close together and the overall area is small.

what this would look like is more of a receiver tube with holes drilled on one end as bolt thru holes and bolt mounts and on the other end the horizontal pin hole.

there would be a lot of fabrication for most of the reasons I'm reading to do this and the weld labor host would be pretty high.

i do have a front tow hitch and do use it to back trailers in. For very heavy trailers I wrap the tow hitch with a thick chain and Clovis connect each end of the chain to my tow hooks. In this way my tow hooks take on some of the weight.
wow i didn't even notice i worded my thread wrong until you caught it. i didn't mean tow hooks, i meant in place of the bolts that hold the bumper to the frame horns, same place my front hitch bolts too (i'd need longer bolts if i get these in addition to my current center front hitch).

next time you have that chain setup on your truck, could you take a pic and post it? that's actually a good idea, one of my trailers is very heavy, i would feel safer (not that i'm driving with it on the front hitch, but so it doesn't bend it or anything)
 
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Does anyone have an answer to the original question ?
If I missed it sorry.
 
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Mine bolt directly to the tow Hooks, you do not have to remove them. I would love to find a couple more of these is anyone has them for sale please message me.

Here is mine mounted on my 99 F350
 

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