[T3] Tow hook/ towing hitch

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Wed Jan 11 04:56:14 PST 2012

On 11 Jan 2012 at 5:50, didik-vwt.3indonesia wrote:

> How about this guys? I found it in good used and already installed on
> my fasty 67. And another picture of early notch.  

> http://s1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj574/didotdam/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTEwNTI0LTAwMDE4LmpwZw.jpg 
> http://s1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj574/didotdam/?action=view&current=dG93IGhvb2sgMi5qcGc.jpg
> http://s1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj574/didotdam/?action=view&current=dG93IGhvb2sgMS5qcGc.jpg

Nice photos, but I want to warn people again that hitches that just 
attach to the bumper put all the extra strain on the sheet metal 
where the bumpers mount. That sheet metal has very little strength. I 
know people here have gotten away with it, but I urge caution. If you 
pull those mounts loose, the result would be tragic, and it would 
occur without warning.

The hitch in these photos has arms that reach in to the bumper 
mounts, so there's little or no extra stress on the bumper itself, 
but all the stress is still applied to the bumper mounts.

Does this hitch REPLACE the original bumper mounts?

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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