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Old 11-18-2017, 12:44 PM
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Default Recovery points on a stock FJ40

I've got an 1979 FJ40 with stock bumpers and wonder what my options are for recovery points. Is the hook on the front usable?

For the back, it's got a 2" receiver bolted to the cross member. Is that strong enough to use? I was thinking about getting something like this to go in the receiver: https://www.4wheelparts.com/Winches-...t_pn=S/B29312B.

Or maybe take off the receiver and do this: https://manafrelv.com/product/man-a-...land-cruisers/

Will the hook on the front and the attachment in the center of the rear crossmember be good enough?

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Old 11-18-2017, 01:24 PM
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The original way the front hooks worked:

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Using a shackle adapter in the rear is fine. Or bolting a bracket or pintle is fine, too.

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http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ad.php?t=11187
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Yes the factory hooks in the front work fine, used mine many, many times. That receiver in the back of yours looks fine too. On the receivers on my 60 and my 45 I just put the pin in with whatever strap I'm using.
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If you buy hooks to replace the missing ones be sure yo uget decent ones. The cheap ones can snap off and turn into a projectile.
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Those receiver D-shackle things are a waist IMO. Just run the tow strap into the receiver and slide the receiver pin through its loop.
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Those receiver D-shackle things are a waist IMO. Just run the tow strap into the receiver and slide the receiver pin through its loop.
I don't think they're a waste. Using a pin through the strap is fine for hasty field rigging but it's harder on the nylon and a higher risk of cutting and fraying from the sharp receiver edge. I don't see any reason to tempt the recovery gods unnecessarily. Perhaps adding a shackle is moving the weak point and adding complexity, but the block of steel isn't changing anything and weak point is probably the receiver itself anyway. On a Cruiser with the pattern I'd bolt a pintle on unless I ever expected to tow anyway.
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Those receiver D-shackle things are a waist IMO. Just run the tow strap into the receiver and slide the receiver pin through its loop.
That's exactly how I do it Corbet!
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I would be a little nervous using that rear hitch as a recovery point, it looks homebrew cobbled together from scrap steel, it all depends on the quality of the welds. I would install that 4+ bracket in its place.

I have the same truck as you, blue '79.
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I would be a little nervous using that rear hitch as a recovery point, it looks homebrew cobbled together from scrap steel, it all depends on the quality of the welds. I would install that 4+ bracket in its place.

I have the same truck as you, blue '79.
I wouldn't be nervous at all. It isn't welded on, it is bolted on. I had a regular factory trailer hitch bolted on the same spot for years and years on my '76 and hauled one ton trailers all the time. From the pictures it doesn't look cobbled but it does look professionally manufactured, it looks perfectly stout!
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I'd go with the 4+ bolt on thing and never worry about it again. I'd use that receiver in a pinch but its going to fulcrum at the bottom edge at certain angels of pull.
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