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WeeAsp 03-24-2008 08:36 AM

Tow Hook Placement
 
Question for the SPEC focus guys...

Benz Club and and Audi have tow points built into the front bumper assemblies.

There is some consideration for all cars participating in their events to have tow hooks placed (if they don't have one from the factory) as a requirement to run.

I did a little research, but I am not clear on the best point to mount the tow hook.

Suggestions? [scratch]

slo1 03-24-2008 06:12 PM

Silly racer, they go in the front of the car and the back. If they are on the sides of the car the tires make an awful noise when towed.

illinipo 03-24-2008 06:25 PM

heres a pic from an IMSA GT3 for anyone who's confused

http://lh5.google.com/PStynoski/RpMO...jpg?imgmax=800

I would say weld something to the bottom of the bumper like where theres no foam to cut away. It should be pretty strong there (its a bumper... lol)

If not then youre gonna have to weld a plate to the frame rail to extend it forward and use that.

Egz 03-24-2008 08:31 PM

Here is what Brian did.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/DSCN0518.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/DSCN0524.jpg

FocusVet 03-24-2008 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Egz (Post 2043185)

^^Now that's a "battle ready" SVT

WeeAsp 03-25-2008 03:23 PM

Thanks gang!

Did Brian attach his to the bumper itself through the foam or somewhere else?

LCR 03-26-2008 06:13 AM

Tow strap
 
This is what we use on our cars http://www.safequipracingproducts.com/racecaracc.htm

We weld a tab on the front and rear then bolt the tow strap and cut a slot in the rubber bumper.

Leo

Schroeder02 04-04-2008 10:06 AM

I used the Safequip straps one mine (the car in egz) photo. For the rear I just ran a bolt with some heavy washers though one of the open holes where the bumper bar mounts. One the front I haven’t quit finalized the location. Right not is hooked to where the radiator attaches to the frame, it’s not the best spot but it did work I had to tow it home last Sunday then I had a short and blew a fuse. I’m going to find a spot on the frame to attach it maybe the tie down points the use for shipping

BlkMamba03 04-06-2008 11:56 AM

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l9...6/105_0400.jpg This is a engine hoist off of a Ford truck. Please let me know if this mounting point is not acceptablehttp://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l9...6/105_0399.jpg

Schroeder02 04-07-2008 03:13 PM

That’s the same place I mounted my straps,


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