Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

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Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by wrightgeordie on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:12 pm

With an imminent house move looming large on the horizon, I've been thinking about fitting the Gopher with a Tow Bar. Can anyone help with a second hand one that I can buy please? Failing this a tech drawing or design spec for same would be just as good and Ill have a go at making one.
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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by PFM on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:58 pm

Don't think the van will be up to moving the house! If you have a trailer, Witter do one for £500ish inc fitting. Woody or someone may have one tho.

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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by Woodie on Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:11 pm

HOW MUCH?? There is nothing to them. Two plates with two holes, a length of box section and a stub with a tow ball plate welded on it. If anyone has got a spare one for sale I am in need of one too.
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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by Logi on Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:09 am

Think mine's was around the hundred quid mark new.
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Post by Barry 6448 on Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:11 pm

My boss has one on a van! He wants £150 for it posted if that's any good to you ?

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Post by Logi on Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:15 pm

Barry 6448 wrote:My boss has one on a van! He wants £150 for it posted if that's any good to you ?

Fuck me, I bought a new one for less? affraid

And today for the same

https://www.pfjones.co.uk/tow-bars/daihatsu-towbars/daihatsu-hijet-towbars.html
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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by Woodie on Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:36 pm

Isn't it about time this Author of Grimms Fairy Tales was removed from our Forum Membership Logi??
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Post by Barry 6448 on Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:08 am

I said £150 is way to much I offered him £30 for it but he said no apparently according to him there as rare as hens teeth !


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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by Woodie on Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:33 am

Not as rare as your "BOSS" seems to think. £150?? Come on. He cannot be serious man. It doesn't take much digging on Ebay to find a new one for less than that.

And I will today go and find out from our local Blacksmith how much he would charge to make up three or four of them new. I had a couple of them but they got bent and twisted in the fire.
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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by debz on Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:24 pm

It's a pity your BOSS didn't have a full set of working locks
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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by Woodie on Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:25 pm

I did go and see Graham about making some towbars for me, just before I spent farewell lunch with Dale and Anne down on Ventnor Front at Lady Scarlett' on Friday.

He had a clamber under the back and took some pictures and measurements , but decided that I will have to take it off for him to get the exact measurements. Fortunately the two 7 pin sockets are on the large overun plate so it's only a question of the two towball bolts and the two through the box section. I will do my best to get that sorted by the end of the week. I have got a couple more days to finish my Conservatory and then over to the garage to give the 993cc Van a clean and Polish up for DoughBoySlim when he gets back from Spain with my T shirts.
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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by Woodie on Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:30 pm

And I have still got two more Reflectors to extracate from the Headlight bodies to make up the numbers to send to the Re-Silvering Company. Clean inside and out the Romahome body I want to put for sale on Ebay. Mind you it is at least a couple of years since I last sold anything on there and my password doesn't work so will have to get a new Password first.
 
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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by scotia on Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:40 am

yes it has to Smile
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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by Logi on Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:02 pm

Aye, cos a hernia is just what you need now......... Razz
lol!
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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by agerstone on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:53 am

Logi wrote:
Barry 6448 wrote:My boss has one on a van! He wants £150 for it posted if that's any good to you ?

Fuck me, I bought a new one for less? affraid

And today for the same


Logi I've just dropped you a quick PM about this tow bar!

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Re: Tow Bar for a 1.3 EFI Van

Post by wrightgeordie on Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:04 am

Hi All
I'm still on the hunt for a tow bar for my van. Just wondering if anyone can help.
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