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Thread: Fitting GU Recovery plates.

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    I took note of the work done to ad another plate, that got me thinking of doing the same thing, the same way.
    I have a couple of questions.
    Who can i get them from off here and how much, you can PM me if you wish.
    Second question is this.
    Has any one adapted the plates together, by that i mean a cross member from 1 plate to the other using the existing unused holes in the plates ?
    I intend to machine a bar of 50 mm dia with tapped holes in the ends to slip in between the plates to remove any independent side action when both are used together as one ?
    Any feed back on the idea will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optic View Post
    I took note of the work done to ad another plate, that got me thinking of doing the same thing, the same way.
    I have a couple of questions.
    Who can i get them from off here and how much, you can PM me if you wish.
    Second question is this.
    Has any one adapted the plates together, by that i mean a cross member from 1 plate to the other using the existing unused holes in the plates ?
    I intend to machine a bar of 50 mm dia with tapped holes in the ends to slip in between the plates to remove any independent side action when both are used together as one ?
    Any feed back on the idea will help.
    Threedogs is the man to speak to. He makes the originals and would probably be able to answer any questions you have re fitment options.

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    Just send a PM , SORT IT OUT QUICK ENOUGH
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    Threedogs is the man for recovery plates. Also I can't see how your idea would work or be better than having just recovery plates. Seem a lot of work for something that will be no more efficient than two plates...Just a thought.

    Edit :beaten by the man himself. Also upon re-reading your post I think i get the concept. Seem logical but using a bridle strap should take out any sideways movement in a snatch. Unless your getting snatched out on an angle.
    Last edited by mudski; 11th November 2012 at 08:59 PM.

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    Don't try and over complimpate a proven system . this is KISS .like I said just PM or pop over, easy to sort out, easier the better IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by optic View Post
    I took note of the work done to ad another plate, that got me thinking of doing the same thing, the same way.
    I have a couple of questions.
    Who can i get them from off here and how much, you can PM me if you wish.
    Second question is this.
    Has any one adapted the plates together, by that i mean a cross member from 1 plate to the other using the existing unused holes in the plates ?
    I intend to machine a bar of 50 mm dia with tapped holes in the ends to slip in between the plates to remove any independent side action when both are used together as one ?
    Any feed back on the idea will help.
    I see your point but I'm pretty sure the points of which TD's recovery points attach to is not far from a factory cross rail. Given that and that you usually have a bull bar fitted up front to hold chassis apart I think a spreader bar across the chassis would be pointless.
    And a waste of money.




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    Fixed the original posts as the pics somehow disappeared....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudski View Post
    Fixed the original posts as the pics somehow disappeared....
    Thanks for this helpful thread Marko. Looks like this is what I'll need to do with my GUII.
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    Thanks again @mudski, did this on mine today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasnart View Post
    Thanks again @mudski, did this on mine today.
    No problem mate. Glad this old thread is still helping others...

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