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Old 06-18-2003, 21:35   #1 (permalink)
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GT TowBar

FPV owners, have any of you fitted a towbar ? How does it look, pictures please.
The best information I can get is that a hole is punched out of the rear bar. I have seen this on BA XR8's and yuck.
My current AU has the channel towbar, where the ball is on a section that slides into a square channell.

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Old 06-20-2003, 03:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: GT TowBar

Here's a pic of one fitted to a GT-P. The hole doesnt actually punch out,you have to cut it out. But when you remove the bumper to fit the tow bar there is an outline on the inside of the bumper that you cut it to.
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Looks just about as neat a job as the sill panel extension supports - and that's not a compliment.

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Thanks FordTech65.
I prefer the way the AU towbar works, but I dont have the rear skirt to deal with. I guess when it arrives I can always remove the ball.

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Re: GT TowBar

Is it neater if the towbar is factory fitted and not dealer fitted?
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Apparently you cant get factory fit. Hence the debate rages on regards to dealer fit.
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It'd look 100 times better if the only hole in the bumper was the space the towbar actually takes up, as seen on some other cars.

Because of the tongue for the safety chain the bumper would not be able to be completely taken off to fit it.
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Old 06-25-2003, 00:45   #8 (permalink)
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That looks shit to be honest. If they are going to just cut holes in the back won't this mean that the paint will start to peel off around the edges? Why not just make the insert like the standard Falcon bar.
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That looks shit to be honest. If they are going to just cut holes in the back won't this mean that the paint will start to peel off around the edges?
You're right there.If you look close enough it already is.
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haha sounds like it might be easier to buy a 1000 buck XD falcon with a towbar for all the dump trips.
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