Tow hooks

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Hi Guys
Just to let you know if its of any interest to you. I went down to a guy to
see about replacing the front tow hooks on the front of the cruiser and
getting some fitted to the rear.
This welder told me that the tow hooks are as strong as they can be on the
front inrelation to the chassis. He said that if they were stronger the
weakest point would then be the chassis and you dont want that a twisted
chassis but the hooks are fine.
He had a look at the tow bar and again said that because of it construction
and steel used I would not need any more anchor points. It is a sturdy tow
bar with extra supports and stuff. As I say this is what he said that if you
were putting more strain on the chassis than you should well you shouldn't.
So it would seem that Toy may just may have got it right. Come on you guys
must have used them there tow hooks on the front at some stage and where
they Ok or not..
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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John,
Those tow hooks are designed to pull out straight before any more
serious damage occurs. Did you want to be able to pull so hard that
you damage your cruiser? Better to leave people in the mud.
Regards, Clive.
 
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John,
It's not about the hooks being stronger or weeker than the chassis,
but how the force is applied to the chassis. If it is appllied equally
along both chassis legs, you'd rather rip off the axles before it
bends. But it's a different story if only one chassis leg is pulled at
an angle.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi Guys
Please explain the forces of pulling to me slowly so I get the idea. Na only
messing I think I get it leave well enough alone with the hooks and stop
bothering us please you --------- pest. I was just thinking of me getting
stuck and me having to be pulled out of the mud all red faced as I would be.
O yea its also a good idea to be pulled or to pull straight and not at an
angle RIGHT. Question time, what would happen if you put a rope around the
axle either front or back and get pulled or pulled in mud, I know its
another slap time when we met but I had to ask anyway.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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On 8/2/05, john byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
John,
You may end up with a 2WD landcruiser, right there on on your way home :)
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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John
I pulled a (smallish) furniture removal van out of a driveway here with one of my front "tow-hooks", and bent it bit sideways as it wasn't a straight fore & aft pull. I found that I could straighten it out with my foot and a piece of wood....
I think that they would be no use for anything other than a straight forwards pull, and even then I would would want some sort of spreader beam to avoid applying torsion to the front chassis member.
Christopher Bell
Devon, UK
1996 1HD-FT
 
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Hi Christopher
Maybe the tow hooks are supposed to bend rather than break when pressure is
applied, could that be in their design or should I go and bang my head some
more.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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John
Probably true. I've read a suggestion elsewhere that they are really intended to act as tie-down points during shipping from Japan ...
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| Hi Christopher
| Maybe the tow hooks are supposed to bend rather than break
| when pressure is
| applied, could that be in their design or should I go and
| bang my head some
| more.
| John C
 
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On 8/3/05, john byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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John,
This is technology at its simplest. If a tow hook bends it means it's
overloaded, hence dangerous for your life, limb and property - no
"ifs", no "buts"!
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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