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    Tow bar mount

    I am working on a 1998 Masda B3000 pickup which will be used as a go home vehicle for when delivering trucks or other large vehicles.
    This requires a solid safe mounting system for a tow bar. At first I thought I would simply make a mount that would extend from under the front bumper but I didn't like the idea of having the tow bar mounted in that fashion
    So I removed the front bumper and fabricated a mount that is solidly afixed to the ends of the frame.
    Tow bar mount-8a03c32a-1c1c-4d93-a34d-aba1.jpg
    this also allows for the tow bar to be removed if needed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    I am working on a 1998 Masda B3000 pickup which will be used as a go home vehicle for when delivering trucks or other large vehicles.
    This requires a solid safe mounting system for a tow bar. At first I thought I would simply make a mount that would extend from under the front bumper but I didn't like the idea of having the tow bar mounted in that fashion. So I removed the front bumper and fabricated a mount that is solidly afixed to the ends of the frame. this also allows for the tow bar to be removed if needed
    Where does the line form for the next one........? My idle but favorite little truck is begging to be used this way! Stow away tow bar, brilliant solution!
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    TM 51 the Strangest thing about your statement is. I have a 2007 Ranger that I have been straightening the frame and doing some body work on. plus I have a 1994 Honda Passport 4x4 SUV waiting in the wings to have something done to it Haven't decided if I am going to turn it into a UTE yet or not and maybe a tilt hood/fender unit for it It would make a perfect small yard mule if I turn it into a UTE
    Then there is my old standby 85 Toyota SR5 that I pulled this tow bar off of and the 94 and 95 Rangers that I may pull the V6 out of 1 and the 5 sp out of the other then put those in the Toyota
    If you want one better get your bid in now and reserve your place LOL
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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Tow Bar Mount to our Trailers and Towing category,
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    a close up of the mount
    Tow bar mount-6294fa3f-dafa-4055-90c6-4375.jpg
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    a close up of the mount
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    Preferential treatment application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Preferential treatment application.
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    Get your truck loaded up and come on


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