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Old 08-03-2007, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know if a firm makes fabricated tow hooks that just bolt on somewhere? Something like the one in this pic. Of course it could be fabricated, but I figured I would ask if something off-the-shelf is available first.

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Pegasus has a bunch of race car parts as doe IO port and HRP world. That is an off the shelf part. Good idea by the way, cheers Richard.
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Thanks. I will check out the Pegasus catalog.

I wonder if it's safe to mount them to the 'cage' on the rear rather than the actual full-chassis?
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Jeff,
The Ultima GTR you pictured has the tow hooks Ultima includes with their kit. I am building the same car as you picture above and have the tow hooks. If you'd like I can trace them and post them here. They are simply 3/8" aluminum with a 3" hole and a few bolt holes.
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Yeah, if you wouldn't mind. I checked out Pegasus and they want a ridiculous price for what is essentially a slab of steel (or alum).
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Jhilb,
That towhook will not work with the gtm body.
You would need one that comes offf the top of the trans mount. Remember that you have to be able to "lift" with it also. It would work only if you used a 75 ft tow rope, but no lifting. The front is a different story. You will probably have to go through the hood and attach it behind the radiator.
Thanks for bringing this up because I haven't got that far on mine and I do need th tow hooks. I will take a closer look at the locations and placements later today.

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Question Tow Hooks revisited

Has anyone devised a good front and rear Tow/Tiedown or just Tow hook for their GTM yet. I can't seem to come up with an idea I am satisfied with. Maybe I am just trying to make it too strong.
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It is not a matter of making the parts, it is the design that I need suggestions on. The GTM front frame does not readily lend itself to attaching a good, strong tow hook. I am just looking for ideas, the parts fabrication is the easy part.
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On a Trans Am car, as with many others, everything from the water pump forward was/is very light weight and couldn't handle even a pull. The solution was a tow eye welded to the top of the A pillar bar and sticking through the roof. This solved many issues. It can be used from both front and back, and the driver can hold the twisted rope with his left hand so that if things go bad in the tow, he simply lets go and the rope unhooks. If it's allowable in SCCA Trans Am/GT-1, I don't see how there could be many issues with the setup. As a side note, I always thought the tow hook requirement was pretty ridiculous. NASCAR vehicles are not required to have these, and as long as the right tow truck is used and the operators aren't A-holes, body work can be removed and straps placed around the frame in order to tow a vehicle.
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