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chasaman
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Date Posted:11/04/2013 07:48:53Copy HTML

Hello i have just bought a 1988 Dodge 50  Ex Fire Appliance
and joined the forum and i must say the help pages are amazing
and i have downloaded loads of info thanks to this superb site
i would like to fit a towbar to the vehicle but have read there is'nt one
available to buy on the market but a self build from angle iron any ideas ???

Regards

Chas... 
chugg89 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #1
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Re:Hello From Glasgow

Date Posted:12/04/2013 03:22:23Copy HTML

I did remove a towbar bracket a few years ago and that was about when I last saw it - might still be knocking about somewhere as don't recall rehoming it but there wasn't much to it - two pieces of inch box section that ran diagonally down from plates that bolted to the outside of the chassis rails is all I recall - will have a root for it over next few days and pop a photo up if I can find it - might do the job but then again you might want something a bit more clumsy-reversing-friendly for those dark nights in Tescos car park ;-)


it seemed like a good idea at the time
mjamson Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #2
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Re:Hello From Glasgow

Date Posted:18/04/2013 05:02:00Copy HTML

 i'm soon going to have one made for mine.

orignially there was one fitted, however when it was converted to become a horse box the body builders removed it.

as soon as i check with the mot station about some of the specifics, the mechnic at work will make me one from the metal hes got laying around, then i just need to sort out a tow ball and if all is ok with the mot'er a dropper plate.


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Re:Hello From Glasgow

Date Posted:18/04/2013 10:21:05Copy HTML

Hello from me too I've just drilled two holes in the rear chassis end cross member after welding it a bit then popped on a Dixon bate drop plate and put a stay on each side of the drop plate to the chassis.
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Karrier Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #4
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Re:Hello From Glasgow

Date Posted:18/04/2013 10:25:20Copy HTML

On my first dodge which was a van it had a rear step which i cut some of the step away and drilled two holes in the steps cross member and popped on a ball hitch, i am just about to take it off that van and put on my workshop luton truck, it just bolts to the chassis, will take a picture when i take it off .
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chasaman Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #5
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Re:Hello From Glasgow

Date Posted:20/04/2013 12:09:14Copy HTML

Hi Guys and thanks for taking the time and trouble to reply to the post
and for all your help with the towbar inquiry i need help with
and i would like to see any any pics, drawings or conversations
that might be helpfull in any way possible and i look forward
to seeing and hearing more about any other possible solutions.

 
  
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