I ran into this while strapping a piece of equipment to a pallet. So present this to you....... basicly making a 'master link'. Quick and easy.
Step 1: What Is Needed
Some 5/16 grade 8 bolts 4 inches long. Length depends on width of the flat hook.
Some grade 8 nylock nuts. Nylock is the plastic looking insert in the nuts the helps lock the nut.
And some washers.
Step 2: Forgot to Take a Picture
add washer to bolt x 2
insert bolt into drilled strip x2
add second strip
add washers to both bolts
add nuts x 2, but don't tighten them yet.
Step 3: Strapping It Up.
Disclaimer: This is not meant for towing or hoisting any heavy objects. Would not recommend for long haul final tie down. But it will do in a pinch.
Time spent : 10 minutes for cutting and set up.
Cost: roughly $5 for the parts.