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Old 02-04-2019, 06:43 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by thom4782 View Post
Hi all:

Resurrecting this old thread to put forth an idea that might work.

Recall, I relocated my emergency cable to the tow hook hole. At the time I was concerned on how to re-thread the cable back through the hole once it get pushed back behind it when screwing in the tow hook. So here is my idea and time will tell if it works.

First I drilled 1/8" hole about 1/2" deep in the end of the hook. Next, I mixed up some JB Weld and filled in the hole with the mixture. Then, I inserted a medium eye screw into the hole and let it set for 15 hours. See pictures

The general idea is this. The release cable is stored in the tow hook hole. When I need to use the tow hook, I pull the cable forward and tie s short string between the eye screw and the cable loop. Then I push the cable back into the hole and screw in the tow hook. The string twists so I avoid the problem of a twisted cable. When done, I just reverse the process and pull the cable back through the tow hook hole, untie the string and restore the cable. The string stays with the tp\ow hook so it doesn't rot by getting wet behind the bumper cover.

Good idea.
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