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 Post subject: Towbar Issues
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:07 pm 
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Hi all,

I was wandering if anyone knew of a place that fits towbar's to cars. I have bought one but unfortunately im not the most technical bloke going around and i feel that i would mess up more than i would fix.

I live in S.E Melbourne so somewhere close would be nice.

Otherwise

If someone has developed an 'idiots' guide to installing one i would love to hear from you.


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 Post subject: Re: Towbar Issues
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:20 pm 
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Look at the Hayman Reese website. It lists a ton of installers across Melbourne.

And they are piss easy to install.. If its a 1600kg bar, its 6 bolts.
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 Post subject: Re: Towbar Issues
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:14 am 
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Agreed, if you have a manual it shows you how to drop your bumper which is like 10 bolts, take the tongue off the towbar then 6 bolts on, pop out the blanking plate on the bumper, if you have the proper ford loom unplug the old loom plug in a new one and hook up your number plate light again, throw the bumper back on, bolt the tongue on and screw the wiring harness in place.
throw a trailer on and start towing. :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Towbar Issues
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:09 pm 
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awesome, thanks guys.

Will any of this matter if i have a body kit? Like will i need to take the back kit off first or will it come off with the bumper bar?

Thanks again

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 Post subject: Re: Towbar Issues
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:12 pm 
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It will come off with the rear bar.

Only problem is the towbar itself. Some of them have to be designed for use on a Falcon with a Kit. If they aren't the tongue sits in too close to the body it may be unusable...

So I trust you bought a bar that was suited for a kitted EF?
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 Post subject: Re: Towbar Issues
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:09 pm 
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I hope so.

I went to Ferntree Gully Salvage and asked for a Tow Bar for a EL Fairmont.

 

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