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    Tow hooks?

    Not that I plan on breaking our car at the track... but you never know. Has anyone fabbed up a tow hook for the front and/or rear of their F-body? I really would not want to have the paint or anything else damaged should I need hooked off the track. I think I asked this question once before and did not really get a good answer.

    I know you can snag the sway bar from beneath the front of the car, but with how low the front bumper hangs it is going to rub. You can also hook around the rear axle, but that is not exactly convenient to get at and you risk damaging the brake lines. Thoughts? Pics of a solution?

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    This actually came up last night with my Dad and I in the garage. We tossed around a few ideas. Only ones that made sense are pulling it backwards.

    Possibly welding on brackets to the rear housing?

    And then I googled trailer hitch and came up with this:

    http://www.hitchfinder.com/hitchsear...#result-anchor

    Other than that we need to think of another way. Needs to be light and hidden.

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    I was thinking about a piece of 3/8" flat stock with a hole in it for a hook, maybe about 3-1/2" wide, poking through the gap between the bumper cover and license plate cover. Just not sure what is back there to secure it too that won't bend all to crap if it gets used.

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    What you have behind the bumper cover is some styrofoam & then the "impact bar" & that would be strong enough to pull the car by if you fashioned the mount to spread the load accross most of the bar.

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    I'll have to take a look when the car goes in the air for the trans and k-member. The Boy Scout in me keeps saying, "Be prepared".

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    Yep. That the front lower control arm is an easy hook up and the ATV's at the track are low enough that if I do break we can hook the car and go without damaging it.

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    Does this help?

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    I emailed UMI and they said they will look into it and get back to me.

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    I was thinking the same thing yesterday when i was trying to tie mine down in the trailer to go to the track.
    When i have the rear end built this weekend i think im gonna have a d-ring welded to the back of the pumpkin but the front end is more of a problem
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    I run my loops around each front lower control arm. Works with both stock and aftermarket tubular arms. Always easier to do with the front end started up the trailer ramp.

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    When we had our stock car we used steel cable clamped to the front bumper assy and through the nose, they could hook, lift and tow. Now obviously you wouldn't do that on your street car but you could put some cable around something (k-member, something in rear) clamp it and tuck it up out of the way until needed. Load ratings on 1/4 is more than enough to tow back to the pits. Wire Rope - Strength
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