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Re: Tow Bar

Subject: Re: Tow Bar
From: "U. Goettsch" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 19:55:08 -0800 (PST)
On Fri, 26 Jan 1996 wrote:

> Hi
> This is the third time I have posted this.  I think it got lost the first
> two times.
> If I  remove the front rubber bumper from my 80B, can I attach a tow bar
> to the bracketss on the car - are they strong enough for this task?  does
> anyone have a recommended tow bar type or plans to build one?
> Of course i will disconnect and tie up the drive shaft - do i have to tie
> down the steering wheel?

I haven't seen this before, so I think it did indeed get lost.
I have not done this with a rubber bumper car, but with a chrome bumper 
Sprite. Since the bumper brackets on a rubber bumper car have to be MUCH 
stronger (it's mounted to the cars "frame rails"), this should be no problem.
I think most people lock the steering lock, if you can't lock it so that 
the tires point straight ahead you might have to leave a key in the 
ignition and tie up the steering with a rope or such.

I don't think it is really necessary to disconnect the drive shaft on a 
manual transmission car (automatics don't get lubricated if the engine is 
not running), of course it would be a little less wear on the tranny...
Depends on how far you are going and how often you want to use the car on 
the trip, I'd say.
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