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    Default Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

    Before I can try this WJ out further, even exploring some forest roads, it needs recovery points.

    Managed to get a OEM receiver hitch from the pull-a-part, but the OEM front tow hooks are hard to find, and from the little I have read, not that stout.

    Anybody got some decent ideas, DIY or aftermarket? A bumper may or may not be in my future, but everything needs recovery points.
    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

    Check out Farmer Johnsons Offroad.. There is another one too, but can't find it right now, will keep looking though...
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    Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedragon436 View Post
    Check out Farmer Johnsons Offroad.. There is another one too, but can't find it right now, will keep looking though...
    That looks like a solid solution.

    I managed to snag a good header panel from the pull-a-part also, so when I go to install that, I 'll check out the unibody "frame" tubes against how those appear to mount.

    Today, I found this offering http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-wj-...late-1064.html from Rough Country that seems intriguing, but I would be happier if Mark at Detours offered something.
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    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

    [ame]https://youtu.be/WP7F7PQb454[/ame]

    Not too sure about this one, I think that metal plate might need to be longer with more attachments in the back.

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    Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

    Still looking for a recovery point solution for the front...

    This guy has a couple of clean solutions....

    http://www.hkoffroad.com/

    This drew my attention first....

    http://www.hkoffroad.com/products/wj...s-1999-to-2004
    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

    The hidden winch bumper looks real clean, but the other one that allows a little access to the line is the one I would want. Get a line pinched and you need access to it or you won't be able to spool it out
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
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    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
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    Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    The hidden winch bumper looks real clean, but the other one that allows a little access to the line is the one I would want. Get a line pinched and you need access to it or you won't be able to spool it out
    You are right, but as I found when I was hammering out the front end sheet metal , the bumper cover is really just that....a cover.

    Some have cut it carefully to allow more access to the hidden winch. It's just hard to swing 1200 for a bumper in order to have a self-recovery solution, that's over half the I paid to drive the WJ home. But if I win the lottery, I'll get the full bumper, Dynatrac axles, ARB lockers, a Premier Power Welder, a full Viair system, a 4BT conversion and spare JKU to use if something on the WJ breaks...

    I love the Detours Backbone on the XJ, but Mark does not offer similar for the WJ, and everything else makes the front over-hang worse. Maybe I am asking too much.
    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

    WJlizard on Jeep Cherokee Forum has a nicely set up WJ on 35s with flares and nice bumpers
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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