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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:00 AM
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Home Made Limb Raisers

I'm looking to assemble my own limb raisers. Can you all who have done them yourself give me some ideas on how you put your together? What you used, where you purchased the parts from and any pictures you may have. Thanks a bunch. gh

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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:05 AM
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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:09 AM
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Thanks Jon, I had "Limb Raisers". gh
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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:14 AM
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I went to the True Value, bought some cable (3/8" I think, whatever looked right, plastic covered), some turnbuckles, and cable locks (the crimp things, they'll know there). I looked online, they don't seem to list any of these parts so I can't show them to you.
Any way, I wrapped one end around the corner of the bull bar, and one around the roll cage. Then I tighened them with the turnbuckle (or tensioner, however you say it) till they didn't shake too much in the wind.
I'll email you a pic as I'm too big of an idiot to figure out how to post them.

As an after thought to mine, I might put a carbiner or the like on the ends so I could take them off. When I need to I can undo the turnbuckle, but that's a pain.

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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:21 AM
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I made my top loop a little larger so that I could thread the other end through and be able to take them off the roll cage...



Attaching it to the brush bar is a pipe hanger painted black with a rubber gasket to keep it in place. I have a marine grade turn buckles, looks nice and is easy to adjust. The carabineer is also a good idea.

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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:27 AM
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Thanks for the feedback, the ideas are awesome. What do you think about drilling a hole in the bull bar and putting through an open ended bolt to attach either the turnbuckle or carabineer? I was thinking they could slide off the bull bar if done with clamps but I may very well be wrong. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks again. gh
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Old January 31st, 2006, 01:04 PM
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That would work too, all a matter of preference. I'm eventually going to do a set of my own that way, and run them up to matching eye bolts on the roof rack.

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Old January 31st, 2006, 02:50 PM
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I made a set of these from stuff found at my local Home Depot. I bought all SS stuff and the total cost was like $40. I crimped loops on each end and then use small SS carabiners to attach them to tabs that were welded on to the bumper and on to the roof rack. Overall I think they look pretty clean. You could make them a lot cheaper than I did if you don't use SS pieces. The moral of the story is that everything you need is at Home Depot!
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