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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:42 pm


I've got a light instead, I believe you can have either buzzer or light, I got a kit that replaced the original flasher relay and had a light come off that. I had a buzzer in my Jeep Cherokee drove me nuts around town "indicating" all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:46 pm

Skytiger wrote:

I've got a light instead, I believe you can have either buzzer or light, I got a kit that replaced the original flasher relay and had a light come off that. I had a buzzer in my Jeep Cherokee drove me nuts around town "indicating" all the time.

It should only buzz/light up when the tow electrics are connected to something - not permanently. So that begs the question, will MOT test stations definitively test towbars and electrics?

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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:04 pm

The electrics are not part of the test yet, according to UK Campsite Info but I think it will come eventually.

Sorry I tell a lie as of January 2012 they are tested.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:12 pm

Hi folks
I'm sooo jelous of all you lucky ones who have got out camping this weekend - Batgirl has a stinking cold and wasn't up to it. No

Oh well ....... she's making a start on the new covers for the rear seats for Robin - and I've booked him into a decent place for the new seat runners to be fitted.

And - next project - TOWBAR!
Is the Just Kampers J11370 still the best one to get for our buses?
I had a look under and after reading Skytigers excellent write-up (thanks for that mate) I'm feeling confident that it's in my realm of DIY! - I have a good drill, angle grinder and discs.
There is one on ebay at the moment - that would come in a few quid cheaper - but not sure if it would fit.....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tow-Bar-VW-T2-Late-Bay-And-Modified-Tow-Bar-For-Big-Bore-Exhaust-System?item=330701750988&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7602071246976092135
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:13 pm

Just a little update on my towbar.

Andy wrote:
I did chop of the bracket in the middle and ground it flat, but didnt see any need to add the extra brackets.

You use the two existing bumper iron holes, and then a third hole which is forward from them... The hole is in the chassis rail ready but it has no captive nut welded in, so had to stick an M10 rivnut in there.

Had to tweak the bottom edge of the bumper,

I have since chopped off this middle bracket from my Just Kampers J11370 towbar Andy and agree no need for extra one's. This is the way to do it.

For the third hole I used a seat belt mounting plate with a captive nut already welded to it and cut down the plate so it would fit inside the chassis through an access hole and used a seatbelt bolt to attach the towbar.

I also had to cut a little out the bumper but it isn't much.

Unfortunately I'm left with two holes in my panel, two rubber grommets will fix that though, however my panel was a bit rusty anyway but only found out that when it was at paint, so will probably get a new one anyway once it's totally rusted away.

You can see my holes in the highlighted area of the rear lower panel
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:45 pm

I took a couple of pics of my towbar today.




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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:51 pm

Sorry if this is going round in circles, please could someone confirm that this is the correct Tow Bar kit from JK to fit our Brazis.

JK Tow Bar Kit

I'm happy to grind off the extra bracket and tidy things up, just need to know that this is the right one.

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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:05 am

FYI This part is on special offer to members of the new Danbury Owners Club this month only.....Fits well too without having to cut brackets off etc . To join e mail your details to: beetlesukltd@yahoo.co.uk
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:14 am

Sounds good Jason, please can you provide the owners club price for a Tow Bar kit (brackets, electrics, tow ball etc), supply only and without courier costs (we will arrange to collect it.

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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:45 pm

Hi. A newsletter will coming out soon to all Danbury owners club members with this offer.. In the meantime Ill PM you.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:09 pm

Many thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:05 am

Hello ,
i want to asks for a "tow hitches" in the front of the car.
i have found here a toy for the axis in the frint
look here
http://www.aircooled-depot.de/Karmann-Ghia/Zubehoer/Zierteile-Aussen/Abschlepphaken-vorne-fuer-VW-Kaefer.html

do you know about this? i have this see the first time and want to asks you, if it is okay or good?
always when i need a garage, i must take my car at a trailer. so with this i could do this in the front axis, and take a metal tow bar.
so what do you think about this?
best to you all
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:07 am

vergotten:
what is the width or diameter from the axis in the front, because this toy i could buid my self at working place now. :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:27 am

since a few days i have a new information abaout the orginal towbar from our car.
i always heard before, that we didnt could buy a orginal towbar from the car.

but a "friend" told me he has bought a orginal! from brazil.
he ahs bought it and take 2 photos.
okay here they are for looking
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:39 am

Looks great Michel, I especially like the chrome towball!

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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:37 pm

Yes, I like that. With all that chrome it doesn't need to be detachable. I wonder if we could find a source for import, maybe Danbury could get hold of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:47 pm

Alderley. We sell tow bars already at Danbury :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:51 pm

jj123vw wrote:
Alderley. We sell tow bars already at Danbury :-)

Do they look like that? I am thinking of fitting a towbar, but I want something which is either detachable or looks as good as the one in Michel's photo.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:56 pm

We offer fixed or detachable. They don't have a chrome look to the end but unless this is very very high quality it may tarnish and not look very good in time…? We've supplied 100's of our tow bars with no problems. We can fit for you at the same time as a service etc if easier or send it to you via courier . Just call the parts department on 01454 310000 and ask for Dave. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:42 pm

Alderley you can get a detachable towbar direct from Watling and take advantage of a discount by being a member of our Executive Club.

Search New Towbar on the Market.

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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:53 am

TimV wrote:
Alderley you can get a detachable towbar direct from Watling and take advantage of a discount by being a member of our Executive Club.

Search New Towbar on the Market.

Harry Hornet has done so and is very happy with his; we have just done that for Bumble and are waiting to see the result when we collect Bumble next week!

With Executive Club discount as well. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Towbar fitting   Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:47 am

We offer Watling towbars also..

Prices start at £299.95 Supplied and Fitted.

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