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Front Winch/plow/bumper mounting points.

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by Titchy83, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Titchy83

    Titchy83 New Member

    Hoping some members can post photos of mounting locations they used to mount items to front of their mini trucks. I have a daihatsu hijet (1997 i think). Im sure i can figure it out, but photos might help show mounting points i did not consider. Want it to be as secure as possible.
  2. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    I need to run mine in the shop and see if I can adjust the carb tomorrow. I’ll try to get some pictures.
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  3. Titchy83

    Titchy83 New Member

    Get any photos?
  4. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    Thinks blew up at work this week. I’ll be working on my truck tomorrow, and will try to take pictures of the bumpers I built, with 2-inch recievers on both ends and in the middle, and how I mounted them.

    Here is the rear setup: 8A671B4E-BFCE-42D7-B0B9-B7BB5ED6E978.jpeg 41CD076D-E4E6-4E24-ACD6-F5711173A269.jpeg 8A671B4E-BFCE-42D7-B0B9-B7BB5ED6E978.jpeg 41CD076D-E4E6-4E24-ACD6-F5711173A269.jpeg The rear bumper is two pieces of 10 wall, 2-inch tubing with some prefabbed 2-inch receivers welded between them, and under the bottom one.

    Mine is a “tipper” scissors/dump. I used the tube that runs across the rear of the frame as a mounting point, the square plate in the first picture has a pipe welded on the back of it, which goes into the frame tube, and transfers all the load directly into the frame. The two bolts just keep things from rotating around the frame. You can see the tube, it is what the rotator bushing for the dump fram, and license plate are mounted to.
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  5. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    Here are some of the front setup. The kid at the welding shop who started the project made a mess and screwed up the main mounts. I told him to reuse the stock towing brackets, which have four holes, in the bottom, and two in the front. He used 33–inch channel, and didn’t get the holes in it matched to the welded nuts in the reinforced area of the frame. He also, stripped out most of the factory weldnuts. I ended up having to drill in between the factory threads and installing rivnuts.

    The lower receiver extends back to the front differential mount, where I drilled all the way up through and put 12-mm bolts down through from the top. 99647E8D-B8DF-4F03-920D-284BB6A6FB59.jpeg Front showing the two receiver mounts
    Bottom view of mount to hard point where factory tow hooks bolt on. The welder screwed this up, by not matching the factory holes. My fix was stainless rivnuts.
    The back of the lower receiver tube, where it mounts to the front differential support cross piece. 1E3D572B-E3AE-43AD-8BCE-558518F96AFB.jpeg
    Bottom of the front crossbar, and lower receiver tube running back to the differential mount.
    View of bumper, note recovers, on end, and middle, between the cross tubes.
    Bumper end, note receiver seperating the two crosstubes.
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