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ARB Hi Lift Mount?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Boston Mangler, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. Boston Mangler

    Boston Mangler

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    Hey Guys

    I seen a 80 with the ARB bullbar that had a hi-lift mounted to the upper bar area via the top light holes. I cant find anything on it with a search. Anyone know anything about this? Is it a product for sale or a home brew?

    The front top seems like a nice out of the way place to mount it.

    Thanks
     
  2. lx450landcruiser

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    my guess is they just ran bolts through the highlift and through the holes on top? what else do you need?

    mike
     
  3. Boston Mangler

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    Good Point, i will look at this further and get my hands on a hilift, it did look like a fairly simple mount!

    Simple = Good!

    On a side note, your avatar is awesome!
     
  4. PHAEDRUS

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    Home grown on mine.
    used 5" stainless bolts and 3 nuts and 2 washers per side.
    thread bolt throught he hole, thread on nut then washer then jack then washer then nut.
    use Fender washers and I beleive 1/2" bolts on the holes, I had picked up some 5/8th in bolts but they were too large for the holes in the jack. 1/2" is ppretty snug.
    Do not tighten the bolts down all the way prio to threading hte jack on as it is not a perfect fit as far as spacing with the ARB holes.
    Dave
     
  5. Boston Mangler

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    Thanks Dave

    I know its an obvious thing, but got any pics?
     
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    Mangler, after reading a good portion of your 80 posts, it would be appreciated if you would spend some time bonding with the search button.
     
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    I have heard to use the ARB CB antenna mounts and then run a bolt through them and wingnut to clamp down the hilift. To mount mine I simply used some long bolts through the top holes that are designed to hold the ARB license plate bracket on the winch bar. Then threaded a flat lock nut to hold the bolt in. Bent a piece of flat stock to hug the hilift then tightened it all down with a wing nut. I do not know if you have these holes on your non winch version. I use this because I am too cheap to buy the CB antenna mounts. This mount costs about $5 at the hardware store. Sorry for the bad pic but you can get an idea with this. Plus I can easily remove it for daily driving.
     
  8. Boston Mangler

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    Thanks Junk, quite a few people say that and i understand, but 9 times out of 10, i do a search first. When i tried this, nothing came up except for "Which Bumper to Buy and Where to buy it" type of stuff. Check it out. I tried to PM ya but your box is full
     
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    Looks good! I got the non winch version though! :)
     
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    Yeah I could not rember if it had similiar holes up there.
     
  11. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Look here

    pic quality is kinda bad though...I'll look for a better pic.
     
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    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Here's a better pic dclee (Derek Lee) with his ARB/jackmount. Check the previous link for info on the CB mounts he uses to mount the jack on the ARB.
    036-Derek Lee takes the LS bypass (Small).JPG
     
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    Thanks, that is exactly what i want to do!
     
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    Any problems with Dept of transport or their counterpart and local law enforcers with having sharp objects like a jack on top or in front of the bull bar.
     
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    I suggest going to "Advanced Search" and clicking the drop down menu under keywords and selecting "Search Titles Only"...you will get fewer, better results.


    Just my $.02...
     
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    Cool

    Thanks
     
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    It would only be installed to, from and during a trail ride and would come off for daily driving or trips that wont see dirt
     
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    That and the Republic of Kalifornia requires a front license plate by law.....not that everybody follows it. :D
     
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    High-lift mounting bolts on top of the ARB towers.
    ARB4.jpg
     
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    Don't think there's any such law here. Most people in the States don't even know what a bullbar is. They're more likely to get you on height of the bumper being too high than anything else.