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How to get the car home????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by THE-SYNDICATE, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. THE-SYNDICATE
    Joined: May 13, 2003
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    THE-SYNDICATE
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    Hey Y'all,

    So the car has been over at the storage unit for about 3 years because we started remodeling the house and etc etc.... well I never brought it back home until today. How to do it??? Build a tow-bar! I whipped this up on Saturday and then completed thing today and hitched her up. My little Dude Max and I drug it home just before lunch and now its parked and happy!

    Here's a few snappys of our weekend...

    ~Robert M.
     

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  2. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    Neat.
    You must have cool cops around your area. Here they'd bust you for a list of things doing that.
     
  3. DMFB
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    DMFB
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    Thats what I'm talkin about.
     
  4. THE-SYNDICATE
    Joined: May 13, 2003
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    We needed the dudes from next door to lend a hand in order to hoist the body onto the frame... Max is only 2 so his strength wasn't quite there yet to pick up the body with Dad and place it on the chassis.... But with the other fella's we did it!

    Cheers,

    Robert M.
     

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  5. Twisted Minis
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
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    This thing is really cool, I got to check it out earlier today.
     
  6. THE-SYNDICATE
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    Thanks Seth! It was cool to meet up and shoot the shit yesterday!

    ~Robert M.
     
  7. yardgoat
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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    Look,s cool !!!,nice tow bar.Iquess you didnt see the thread on a leaf spring tow bar ? It was wild but worked,i like your,s better.Glad you had a safe move..........YG
     
  8. THE-SYNDICATE
    Joined: May 13, 2003
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    It worked OK.... If I tow the car again I will make a few changes with regards to the matting up with the front of the car. It really should have a separate bracket for each side of the frame and then the Tow Bar should connect to those. I just thru some tabs on there and bolted directly to the front spreader bar holes. We only had about 1 1/4 Miles to make it home from the storage joint so I took the easy route.

    I was nervous as hell dragging it home however..... Glad it's parked in the proper spot now!

    ~Robert M.
     
  9. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    I always wondered about these things. How do the front wheels staying pointed straight? Does it auto-correct as you go down the road, or do you need to fix the steering box/wheel?
     
  10. THE-SYNDICATE
    Joined: May 13, 2003
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    Yep! The wheels just follow right along. I drove it around the storage complex first to watch what was going on then we hit the road!
     
  11. Twisted Minis
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
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    If you want a trailer for next time I own a 22 footer. It's old and not pretty, but it works great.
     
  12. I use an A frame to tow my reverse trike (see below) behind our family car when we go on holiday. As long as there is the steering lock is not engaged then the towed car will follow on perfectly.

    Last year we towed the trike 1300 miles from the North West of England to Rome. Didn't even notice it was there - there is no nose weight on the trailer bar.

    The one problem is that you cannot reverse with the towed car attached - the steering on the towed car will be forced into full lock as you back up.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    from Nor Cal

    Pretty Kool tow bar. What speed did you take it up to? Did the car start to wonder from side to side going down the road?
     

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