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#21 DAZDA

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:38 AM

There is always something like this;

http://velo.com.au/i...tailspage/31987

Or if you want it adjustable;

http://velo.com.au/i...tailspage/31988

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:11 PM

Awesome, I'm going to use the Velo for the front and the rear one from ZCCJDM.  Thanks heaps guys.  But keep them coming if you have anything else.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:44 PM

I thought about not sharing the info, since some people on here are less than polite...  But seeing as it was you asking Scott, I decided it was the least I could do.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

Thanks man, I'm surprised I didn't find them already, perfect really.  I am thinking I will velcro it to the car to stop it flapping around and make it is easy to get ready for the tow.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:50 PM

That's a lot of load on one bolt hole in your chassis if you are playing deep in a gravel trap...

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:42 PM

So make a metal bar that extends it and use a bolt and nut so it is the first thing to break... My problem with the solid ones is that if you have to be towed at an angle, it will bend the hook or the car.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:08 PM

That's a lot of load on one bolt hole in your chassis if you are playing deep in a gravel trap...


Yeah I'd agree. What about buying two of those straps?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:17 AM

I had an off at my last track outing (a while ago).  I had an adjustable tow hook similiar to the velo item. 
Unfortunately, because of where the hook was attached and the angle to the tow vehicle, my bumper came of second best. 
The loop on the hook needs to be almost forward of the bumper to stop this happening.  Thats why I thought a solid hook would work better.
Any thoughts?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:41 AM

Thanks Bruce, that does raise a good point if racing with a bumper on, any upward angle to the tow vehicle will put pressure on the bumper.  My problem with the solid ones is that the distance between the most forward bolt on the standard bumper mounts and the hook is quite long and if you were towed at a sideways angle it would bend the tow hook or worse yet, the car.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:50 PM

Gidday

I don't know what the Cams rules are but thought the following may be worth a mention?

Most Toyota passenger cars have a massive eye bolt fitted through through the front bar for transport, it screws out and is removed before the customer picks up the car. The eye bolt is about 200mm long with 25mm thread.
Possibly a solution is to fit a "receiving" tube then screw this in when needed, if it needs to be permanently attached just weld in place?

I can get my hands on a few of these. If you want to look at one I could drop one in the post, just PM me.

Cheers
PB

PS: would have posted a image but technology is not my friend tonight. ???


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

Sorry PB, I only just saw this post. Thanks, I'll see what happens and let you know.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:12 PM

I know I'm dragging up a bit of an old thread, but would anyone be interested in buying a set of tow points from ZCCJDM?

I emailed Brian and postage was going to cost more than the tow hooks are worth, so if I can split the postage with a few people that would be grouse!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:17 PM

I know I'm dragging up a bit of an old thread, but would anyone be interested in buying a set of tow points from ZCCJDM?

I emailed Brian and postage was going to cost more than the tow hooks are worth, so if I can split the postage with a few people that would be grouse!


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Those would be SOOOO simple to have lazer cut & bent locally...

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:31 PM

Yeah I know. I could ask plenty of mates to do it for me, it's more the amount of effort I wish to expend to make it happen. Much easier to wave a credit card and get something in the mail sometimes :P

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:34 PM

I ended up buying a front and rear set for 260Z/280Z and they had a different bolt pattern.  Might sell them on if they fit your car.  Will post a pic soon




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