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 Post subject: Towbar on EA
Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:56 pm 
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Greetings and a Happy New Year,
I have a 89 Fairmont Sedan.
Cannot afford a brand new one so I'm looking at getting a s/h towbar and trans. cooler.
I'm pretty confident I can DIY.
What models could I get from?
Is it only EA - ED or can you go higher?
Do wagons fit - I thought they probably dont?
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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:08 pm 
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Wagons are different, as are ef - el. But you should be able to pick one up for fairly cheap! Trans cooler shouldnt be too hard to rig up, but the tow bar might be a little more involved in getting it to line up properly

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:41 pm 
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Yeah,
I heard they can be a bit tricky. Definitely going to to take the rear bumper off first, as suggested in a post I saw somewhere. Or am I asking for trouble getting it back on straight?
Hoping I might get a s/h factory fitted one ( the lower capacity ), so the holes might line up? Or will they?
Thanx again
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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:20 am 
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the rear bar will have to come off. it shouldnt be too hard to line up. once you get one you should be able to hold it up and see where the bolts go.
easy as lol
though when i got mine i had it fitted by someone for me. i have since taken the rear bar off and seen it doesnt look too hard. i just couldnt be bothered at the time and it wasnt that much to have it done for me.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:47 am 
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Not sure whether the holes are already there?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:49 am 
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there should be holes in the floor pan or what ever in the rear.
have seen a few of towbars fitted and never seen anyone have to drill holes out.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:44 pm 
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Just fitted genuine Ford, second hand tow bar -$50 on ebay,to my EB and it took about 1 hour to complete.Rear bar does need to come off along with rear wheels-makes it easier to get at screws to get bar off.Assistance required to fit bolts above wheel well.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:52 am 
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Thanks for that kwaussiekid.
You've given me the confidence to give it a go.
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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:58 am 
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What size bar are you looking for? A Standard 1600kg bar sandwiches between the rear bar and the body using existing bolts/holes.
Not sure about heavy duty 2300kg bar as I have never fitted one.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:46 pm 
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Gutza-thanks very much.Yes you cannot go wrong.If I can do it,then anybody can-cheers.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:45 am 
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Probably looking at a 1600kg one - its only for a cage trailer for the tip and moving the odd bit of furniture etc.
I may be wrong but I think the 2300kg involves drilling some different / extra holes??
Thanx to all for their help.
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