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#18084 - 01/01/18 08:23 PM Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad
fitterski Offline
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Registered: 10/17/11
Posts: 32
Loc: Quebec, Canada
Hey, happy NY!

I was very active here in 2008/09 but a few months ago it seemed like the site was slowed down a lot. Anything I should know or is it swinging like chopper blades again?

This is about a planed extension or remorphe of a project concocted right in these skunkworks back in the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsgvwMYn0N0

On airplanes there is a thing called a hard-point, like on a wing where a few ribs might be reinforced so you can hang stuff on there, heavy stuff, you know :-)

I'm wondering how I would cannibalize such a hard-point onto a Dodge Ram-3500 somewhere about mid-height in front of the radiator but just behind the grill to complement the front tow hooks making a 3-point attachment setup. The idea would be for the vehicle to remain totally street legal when the 3-point is not in use, the cops here are VERY strict, you get a ticket for a tow hook that doesn't have a trailer attached to it! I'd want to hang up to maybe 2500 lbs on there. You can guess what it will be.

Ciao
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#18085 - 01/02/18 05:16 PM Re: Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad [Re: fitterski]
sonny Offline
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Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 232
Loc: Illinois USA *****
As a guess I would say round hay bale?--sno-blower?,--NO wait a machine gun!!! YA? LOL!!!!
We got jackass laws here too bout hitches.
I think I would incorporate a sno-lpow frame and hitch from there. The newer blade mounts are quick-tach and not too bad to handle.
This site is on a "here but" basis.
Still a few of us on here! thanks; sonny
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#18086 - 01/02/18 08:24 PM Re: Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad [Re: sonny]
Lincoln Offline
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Registered: 03/25/11
Posts: 651
Loc: Parry Sound Ontario Canada *****
Good to hear from you fitterski.
The site has a couple issues, main one being loading/sharing pictures, I personally have resorted to adding a link to my pictures on G+, Tom here manages to get his pictures on his posts via Flickr....most others don't seem to be working on anything or have give up posting..I'm not sure which.
Only other issues are the resent posts, calendar etc doesn't update and I believe new people can not join the forum. A number of us have tried to contact the owner of the site with out success.
As to your idea of some type of 3pt hitch for the front of a truck, I would agree with Sonny on a snow blade type setup. Personally I built one on my older truck where the "horn" for lifting the blade fit into the bumper via a pair of hitch receivers.
Sure hope you stick around and share your ideas and progress.
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#18087 - 01/04/18 01:20 PM Re: Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad [Re: Lincoln]
tom Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1745
Loc: kodiak alaska *****
how to post pictures from flickr

Click the pic from your photostream you want to post.

Click the little Share arrow at the bottom right of the pic. It's not labeled till you hold your pointer over it... I hate that, hieroglyphics...

In the box that pops up, click BBCode and you can choose what size you want the pic to be. It'll remember which options you choose and they'll already be picked next time you post.

Then right click on the highlighted text in the center field and copy it.

Then go back to your post draft and right click and paste that text into your message where you want it to be.
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#18192 - 06/24/18 01:08 PM Re: Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad [Re: Lincoln]
fitterski Offline
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Registered: 10/17/11
Posts: 32
Loc: Quebec, Canada
Originally Posted By: Lincoln
Good to hear from you fitterski.
The site has a couple issues, main one being loading/sharing pictures... Sure hope you stick around and share your ideas and progress.


I can link to my web site or to u-tube too. I fear some of the old hands here present in 2009 have since been called home. Ours is to keep on truckin' :-)
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#18196 - 06/24/18 06:38 PM Re: Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad [Re: fitterski]
sonny Offline
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Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 232
Loc: Illinois USA *****
Hang in there,--I am still working on getting ownership of MBN! thanks; sonny
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#18229 - 08/05/18 10:11 AM Re: Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad [Re: sonny]
Stang51d Offline
New in town
Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 3
I was one of the first members here. I don't remember the year, but well before 08. I was away for a long time and not long ago found my way back. Is the old site gone? I had did a lot of posting back in the day.
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#18230 - 08/05/18 07:32 PM Re: Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad [Re: Stang51d]
Gator Offline
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Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 789
Loc: Corinth, MS *****
Several years back, Matt had to upgrade to a new version of the UBB software. When he did that all the old stuff got lost. He was working on trying to restore it to this site. Unfortunately Matt passed away and now we are in limbo. Sonny has been working on getting the site up again.

Matt was great and the site was great. I am glad I got to be a part of it when it was going strong. Maybe it will again one day.

On the bright side photobucket links are working again, this means that the pictures are back in the older threads.

I also started a FB group so members could stay in touch is the site goes away completely one day. It doesn't get much activity but its there if you would like to join.

The link is in my signature below.


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#18231 - 08/05/18 09:05 PM Re: Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad [Re: Gator]
Stang51d Offline
New in town
Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 3
I know the facebook page. I am there as well. Thinking back now, it was 2004 or before that I came along this group. It was well before my daughter was born, and that was early 05. I remember Bobadu (sp?), JoeJ, projectnut rings a bell. Hard to remember all of the names off hand. I wish I could see the old stuff again.
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#18232 - 08/06/18 07:26 PM Re: Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad [Re: Stang51d]
sonny Offline
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Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 232
Loc: Illinois USA *****
Joe J was here back then, old cowhand, Franzi poo, tons that I have forgotten!--Still struggling with getting the site split from Kramerville, The family's personal site which Matt had put together.--Seems like no body on that end knows how Matt has it connected!---I still have not given up on getting the controls to MBN! thanks; sonny
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#18234 - 08/06/18 09:03 PM Re: Discrete hard-point in front of truck rad [Re: sonny]
Stang51d Offline
New in town
Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 3
I hope you get it lined out. I think it could be great again. It sure was busy back in the day
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