The part that started Engineered Vintage.
The original 67-72 Shackle bracket tow hook. Our President designed this shackle bracket in 2006 for his personal 1972 Chevy K5 Blazer. He wanted something strong that could be used to pull or tie down his rig on a trailer. Designed to bolt up to stock holes in the 72 GM truck frames - utilizing the front slotted hole and the two holes intended for the OEM tow hook.
The Engineered Vintage Shackle Bracket bolts to the frame and provides a solid front tow point underneath the stock bumper for pulling / vehicle recovery while not compromising front bumper or frame looks or integrity.
Shackle Brackets each attach with (3) grade 8 bolts & accept a shackle / Clevis with up to a 7/8" pin diameter.
Some trucks prior to '72 or trucks that do not have factory tow hook holes may require drilling 5/8” diameter holes in frame.
- (2) 3/4" steel laser cut brackets in black powder coat finish
- (6) 5/8" x 2" long bolts
- (12) 5/8 washers
- (6) 5/8 lock nuts
*Note that shackles are not included in our kits with the variety of options available on the market and to keep costs low.
We like the Ambull 3/4” shackle with cotter pin - available on Amazon in ~12 different color choices.
Laser cut from A-36 equivalent steel, with tensile failure point of 36,000 lbs / square inch or higher.
Grade 8 bolts of 5/8 diameter will fail at 40,000 lbs (in shear) or better per bolt
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