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Stephen Newell
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:57 am    Post subject: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I know what the thing is. We had a wrecker company haul our car home the other day and left this hook attached to the car. I would like to know what it is called so I can locate and buy one for myself.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

its called a cluster hook
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

heres a link
poke here

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You now have one.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:00 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The title says "name this tool," so I'll recommend the name "Steve."
Good Luck and God Bless
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well its not mine and I'm going to return it to the guy. I've already called him and told him where he lost it.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They call it that cause they use it when there is no where else to hook to when there has been a Cluster F**k...
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks, It always helps to know what your shopping for. Nearly every vehicle I own has really no place to hook a tow chain. The cluster hook looks like what I've needed all along. I had just never seen one before.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

there are hook points in the frames / uni-body rails on all vehicles. some round holes, some slots, for either the tee cluster, or hook type cluster. there are books that list vehicle type and hook points along with what type cluster hook you use. we have them in all our tow trucks. you can also get a bridle that has clusters on each end, then the winch line hook in the center, or, a bridle with j hooks.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think Northern Tool has them in their catalog.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That is a neat site....thanks.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:35 am    Post subject: heres a picture Reply to specific post Reply with quote

here is a cluster/bridle and a j hook bridle set up

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Will he not tell you what it is? TDF
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Its a special took used by tow companies to tear slots in the frames of unibody cars when they aren't paying attention.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Name this tool. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I didn't think to ask and I seem to be getting a lot better info here anyway.
 
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