tow bar recommendations

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tow bar recommendations

Post by oldspa » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:12 pm

Dear All,

Want to fit a tow bar to my '66 split bus, just to pull a small box trailer. However I want the type that attaches to the bumper mounts on the chassis rails rather than the type that attaches to the bumper blade itself. Have restored the bumper so not too keen on drilling holes in it!!

I'm sure I've seen such tow bars on splits before but where to get one from :?: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: tow bar recommendations

Post by type21f » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:22 pm

Autocraft tow bar. Really good.

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Re: tow bar recommendations

Post by Claushema » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:04 am

Autocraft. I've got them on 2 busses. Excellent product


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Re: tow bar recommendations

Post by oldspa » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:44 pm

Many thanks I'll check them out...

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Post by Dave M » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:27 pm

Does the Autocraft tow bar allow the bumper to sit in it's standard position? Want one for my '66 but after looking at a few buses at Skegvegas this weekend most with towbar had the bumper mounted further away from the body than standard and in some cases lower.
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Post by type21f » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:23 pm

Mine is standard postion

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Re: tow bar recommendations

Post by 66 SO42 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:01 am

Another vote for autocraft

Fits with standard bumper and vintage speed exhaust....just

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Post by type21f » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:26 am

66 SO42 wrote:Another vote for autocraft

Fits with standard bumper and vintage speed exhaust....just

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Post by Dave M » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:45 pm

Cheers guys, looks like I need to switch my VS for the side exit version.
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Post by type21f » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:10 pm

If you want a tow bar yes!
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Re: tow bar recommendations

Post by type21f » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:10 pm

Very pleased!
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