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Agree it should be an easier install on the Sky. I liked the idea of putting one behind the Sol grill. the hook would be invisible.

When you get it figured out share the design so I can do one on the Dragon

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Is there a way to install two lg nuts under car
one on ea side. For tow eye bolts to scew into only
when needed?
Eye bolts would hang down. So the hooks would
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Is there a way to install two lg nuts under car
one on ea side. For tow eye bolts to scew into only
when needed?
Eye bolts would hang down. So the hooks would
hook into.
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[B][COLOR="Red"]Dan, go back to bed! and do some searching in your dreams...
Try to be a little helpful and get dumped on for miss reading your post.
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Do me a favor? Pick some of those up for me too? I could do with a couple.

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Nothing can hang from Vic's car..He'd be dragging asphalt...
Mike, good to see you are still hanging around.
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Remind me to post pics of a couple of racing skys I saw in a racing garage, pretty cool. They had tow hooks too.

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Dan, didn't you see the on the bottom of my post...
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I must be getting old, I need to pay more attention to what is posted.
But I would like to have one of those neat trailers to tow then be towed any day.



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bob: Opel's left the factory with a tow hook in the front. This was for over seas shipping.
Just for the record, the tow hook is not for over-seas shipping, and one in that location wouldn't work for that anyway.

All motor vehicles sold in the European market are required to have a tow hook fitted to the front for use with a tow bar or rope.

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Just for the record, the tow hook is not for over-seas shipping, and one in that location wouldn't work for that anyway.

All motor vehicles sold in the European market are required to have a tow hook fitted to the front for use with a tow bar or rope.
Thanks JR for the input.. Why is it mandatory to have the tow hook installed on all European cars?
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MARVIC 1 : Thanks JR for the input.. Why is it mandatory to have the tow hook installed on all European cars?
Probably for the same reason that any safety device is mandated: Someone thought it was needed, and convinced the rule-making organization that it should be made a law.

The idea in this case is that an accessible attachment point on the front of a vehicle makes it safer for a tow-truck driver to recover a stuck or disabled vehicle. Certainly, screwing an eye into a socket in a car's grill is better than crawling underneath it to attach something to the chassis. Especially at night, in the rain, on a busy road.

A non-safety benefit is that it also reduces damage to air dams and other bodywork, given that there isn't much exposed chassis to attach to, and a tow rope is going to have to go over or around something relatively delicate.

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