Join Date: Jan 2007
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Well.. the way I did mine was a little involved.
At the time I did it.. I had the front bumper, and the grill out for other reasons.
I removed the hooks, and removed the forward bolt from the spring hanger. Then I slid the reciever in.. testing it for proper fit with the bumper. Once I was sure it was where I wanted it, I used a transfer punch to dot the tube at the location of the spring hanger bolt, and the center bolt hole that held the tow hook in.
I then drilled the tube at those marked locations. I don't recall off hand what size bolt I used. Once the tub had been drilled, with the tube still out of the truck I inserted a bolt, and used it to hold a nut in place while I welded it to the tube.
Once both nuts had been welded, and things had cooled, I put the tube back into the frame, put bolts through, and tightened everything.
Then I repeated the same process for the other side of the truck.