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Post by d1noh on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:49 pm

Mounting a tow bar today something didn't look right, looked an others and thought same so carry on, something was bugging me so downloaded the PDF and it says Side plates should be mounted on the in side. On all pick ups I have seen the side plates have been mounted on the outside, who is wrong?



http://www.witter-towbars.co.uk/uMedia/FittingInstructions/DH16.pdf
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:58 pm

You read the instructions????? offer it up and see Rolling Eyes
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:03 pm

It would seem the writing says one thing yet the photo within the diagram shows the other!

I probably would put the plates on the outside.
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Post by Logi on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:14 pm

YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS???????????

Are you certain you're male? Wink
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Post by d1noh on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:15 pm

I did, the photo shows how to mark the holes only, the gap between the frame and chassis was a little large so read the instructins and the plate does sit between the frame and the chassis, but how many are wrong ot there,
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Post by d1noh on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:32 pm

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:39 pm

I would have thought the width of the tow bar assembly would give it away.

If you offer it up and there space for the plates well that says it all.

The one I took off my pickup had the plates on the outside I think.

Maybe they have changed it slightly?
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Post by d1noh on Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:46 pm

it was YOUR towbar i was fitting Laughing as I said noticed the gap but started to copy another that had the plates on the outside, its on now with the plates on the inside,
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:17 pm

Ha!! Glad it's getting used at last.

Now to stop me from spouting more crap from how I thought it was, and how it actually was, I have dug through my backups of data from previous computer installs and found a high resolution photo of the back of the pickup with the tow bar on it:-



It would appear the plate were on the inside and just the washers on the outside.

Did you ever find those bolts in the end, that you might have got zinc plated or something?
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Post by d1noh on Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:31 pm

See, should have looked at you photos rather than copy others, yes found them in a box that had come back from re zinc plating, did you ever do anything with that pick up? Ive got a 1000cc pick up that needs to die if anybody is looking for bits
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:38 pm

Okay....
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Post by rich the mechanic on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:49 pm

d1noh wrote:See, should have looked at you photos rather than copy others, yes found them in a box that had come back from re zinc plating, did you ever do anything with that pick up? Ive got a 1000cc pick up that needs to die if anybody is looking for bits

I'm in need of a rad if they are the same as the van body it maybe a little while depending on how much as O'm brasic as usual Crying or Very sad
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Post by d1noh on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:58 pm

Will have a look at the weekend for you Rich
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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:54 pm

Ta the only other bit I thought of is the heater fan resitor pack.
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Re: Tow bar fitting warning

Post by d1noh on Mon May 06, 2013 9:21 pm

Rich
the radiator has been fibreglassed at the top so only fit for the bin, where is the resister pack located?
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Post by rich the mechanic on Mon May 06, 2013 9:58 pm

Ok shame the headers can't be swapped over as ours are fine but the core is knackered, the resitor pack is in the dash but can be reaced by removing the clocks and is held into the heater fan box with an allen head bolt, if it's a stuggle don't worry I was only thinking if some thing else was heading this way.
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Post by d1noh on Mon May 06, 2013 10:01 pm

no struggle, i will test it and report back
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon May 06, 2013 11:06 pm

Total bitch to get to I warn thee! Doable, but a bit blind
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Re: Tow bar fitting warning

Post by d1noh on Sun May 12, 2013 6:35 pm

Rich
Is this what you were after? it worked but started to crumble when I took it out, Sad



Can anybody advise me on this?
Thought I would change the plastic ware pad but lack of maintenance it had gone too far, the bottom one is off a pick up and the top is off a van,
now, are they different from new or is the top one a after market item?

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun May 12, 2013 7:33 pm

Thanks that is the kiddy shame about it crumbling as for the other bit they looklike lspv arms and I know mine is different from one hj had off one of his.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun May 12, 2013 8:41 pm

The bottom one looks like the one off my pick up, and "i think" my 1.3 van as well, but its been a while since i was under the van so if you want conformation just ask.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun May 12, 2013 8:53 pm

Now I have had a look on the computor rather than my phone the top one looks like the arm on our 993 MPV but i'm not sure as I didn't take it off just moved it out of the way.
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