CedarForks Posted July 17, 2019 Share Posted July 17, 2019 Figure A shows the hooks used on the safety cables. As the actual terminology is unknown to me, I'll just call the spring-loaded piece of metal the 'flap'. Figure B shows the flap half open -- the gap available is a scant 3/8". On the Ford F150 the cables hook onto an opening on a flat steel surface. Figure C shows the difficulty in unhooking from the flat steel surface (shown in red): the flap can just barely scrape by. Someone, somewhere, suggested that one permanently install two hammerlocks on the tow vehicle. I find that the problem is now just aggravated and transferred to the hammerlocks (Figure D), which cannot be used to hook or unhook. The answer seems obvious: shorten the flap (at the red mark) as shown in Figure E. Is there any problem introduced by doing that? Can the hooks be purchased with shorter flaps? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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