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After messing up some of my front plastics, and having nothing to hook up to if I get stuck, I thought I would attempt to get rid of some of the shortcomings.

Here are some pics of what I did. But basically, I cut off the 2 sorry little tabs there that the black plastic bolts to, and cut and tacked in a new bar there and attached the tabs to that. Hopefully that will hold up better.

At the bottom I tacked in a new bar as well and attached some thick metal stock. I drilled a hole in the metal stock for a clevis.

After I got it all where I wanted it, I took it to a friends shop ( www.rpiracing.com ) And he tig welded it all up for me. My welding skills were not to be trusted. So hopefully now the front end will hold up better and I have a place to tie a rope to if I get stuck.

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That looks good.
Let me know when you want me to drop mine off.
 

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I should have done that a long time ago..Nice work.
 

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That looks good, very clean looking. When did you put the lift kit on yours, how do you like it?
 

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Looks great Robb.
 

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dang robb that sure doesn't look like the lift I gave you...
 

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Looks good , but, that rear clevis is gonna drive you batty with the rattling. I HAD one on mine utill I found out what the annoying rattle was (took me a few rides to figure it out... DUH...only happend after I put it on). I now have a regular trailer hitch, was thinking of putting on a tow hook for trucks from an auto parts store.
 

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Looks good , but, that rear clevis is gonna drive you batty with the rattling. I HAD one on mine utill I found out what the annoying rattle was (took me a few rides to figure it out... DUH...only happend after I put it on). I now have a regular trailer hitch, was thinking of putting on a tow hook for trucks from an auto parts store.
I put plastic washers above and below, I cant stand to have a rattle, it was ratteling at idle, so I had to fix it. That made it pretty snug on there, no more rattle. I did the same for the front one as well.
 

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I'm going to look into doing this but I can't weld so I will have to hire someone .
 

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Luckily I can weld/half way fabricate so mine should be ok when I get to finishing it. I plan on taking the whole Honda bumper off and making my own. The piping will be the same size but schedule 40 and it is bent the same as the stock bumper. Instead of the black plastic piece mine is the same shape but its 1/8" diamond plate. And lastly the railing that connects to the bottom of the frame and runs up to the bumper part is pipe at this time but I dont like it so I am cutting that back off and making it out of 3/16"x1 1/2" strapping with pipe between them for rigidity. All in all it "should" look like the stock one painted black and my skid plate should bolt right up to it. Work and laziness has got the better of me so its still in the fabrication stage now (and for the last 3-4 months!)
 
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