Recovery points for a 100 series cruiser

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 21:54
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Hi all, was looking to fit some after market recovery points to the front end of the cruiser and have found out that there isn't much on the market for one fitted with the ARB Bullbar (the standard hooks that are availible everywere just aren't long enough to protrud past the mounting box on the bullbar), ARB were no help saying that they dont manufacture an item to suit, so It got me thinking if there is some one out there who does and are they availible in Perth or by mail order, I've asked several 4wd shops and a set of extended hooks was over $200, a second factory hook from the wreckers seems to be another option but am worried about there strength when it comes to whinching with an equaliser strap and snatching.
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:10

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:10
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Sorry, couldn't resist that one :-). What about the factory or transit tie down points? Are they available or have they been used as bottom support mounts for the bullbar mounts? I know they are usually low but could provide a mounting point providing any tow/winch line is kept low also.

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Follow Up By: Inkbandit79 - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:15

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:15
the facrory ones aren't rally rated Mick so I dont really trust them that much, oh and the only reason i need em for the front is cause i gotta whinch out all those bogged nissans ha ha, were did you get the sticker i wouldn't mind onre for my cruiser(different make of course)
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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:32

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:32
Saw it on a Pootrol down at Johanna Beach last year. He'd just made it out of individual letters ala letreset or similar. Great laugh. I'd hit officeworks or somewhere like that.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:37

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:37
That tow point is in pristine condition, indicating that it is unused, as you might expect.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:58

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:58
Hmmmm 30/05/06 - Eagle Rock Pool....Mighty Nissan Navara....Bogged Toyota Ute. Ringing any bells OBJ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 08:17

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 08:17
Aaaahhhhh yes. I remember it well.
There's a little "clutching at straws" syndrome here, but the point is taken. I am desisting the urge to use the "welding" and "chassis" words though.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:55

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:55
Some people don't like the aftermarket recovery points because they are a loop requiring a shackle to attach a strap.

So it was popular in the past to drill 3 holes in a thick 200mm long piece of 50x50 angle so it was attached to the chassis by 3 x 12mm high tensile bolts. Then bolt on a 10,000lb hook. Do this to both sides and its a great setup for an equaliser strap. Some photos help explain:

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Follow Up By: Inkbandit79 - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 07:15

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 07:15
It looks the goods Phil, the only problem I have is that were the bull bar mounts to the chassis, there is a box section that dropsdown 50mm to protect the bolts, its also part of the crumble zone as well, making it hard to fit anything similar to your set up, I wish it was as easy as that. thanks for your help
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:29

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:29
Interesting - your ARB bullbar must be different to the ARB bar in the photo :-((
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Follow Up By: Inkbandit79 - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 20:04

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 20:04
Completley Phil, it's a deluxe whinch bar and because of the air bags it has the crumble zone in front of a boxed out section were it mount's to the chassis if i had of known it was gonna be a drama i would have had chosen a different brand maybe.
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Reply By: P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 09:52

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 09:52
I don't have any pictures but you can see some excellent recovery points in this video.


It is on Mal's (Rumpig on here) cruiser.

I believe that they are snake racing, or possibly superior engineering... (but I think it's snake racing)




cheers, Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:07

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:07
Dave,

I believe that the recovery points are from Lukey4X4

http://www.lukeys4x4.com/products/recovery-points.html

They are only for the 80 and 105 and not the IFS 100, although I have asked if they will be making them for the IFS 100.

$88 a pair is not bad value

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Follow Up By: Inkbandit79 - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 20:10

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 20:10
Tony I spoke with the local TJM Branch and they're sourcing me some similar from Sydney, The guy apparently makes them in his spare time (they think he's a retired boilermaker) they are adr complinent and are similar to the one's in the photo, they only have two bolt holes to use the existing ones in the chassis, having the same car have you had any drama's with recovery points? thanks also to all that replied it was a great help.
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:21

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:21
Mr / Mrs Inkbandit,

Check out POST 29952 , it may be a help too.

Cheers,

Willie
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