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#1 OFFLINE   Barry Cade.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:32 PM

First day in the new job, and have been tasked with clearing out an outbuilding which is to be my domain. Years and years of caravan and towbar related stuff in there.. I made a start on the towbars- all New/boxes very tatty and mouse eaten but complete bars ready to fit. All made by Witter.

 

Here is the list so far:

 

Mk1 Fiesta

BMW E39 96-03

Freelander 1

Rav 4

Lada 1200 estate 79-83

Fiat Fiorino 1988-

Mercedes W123

Land Rover 90 (x3)

205 hatch 83-

Mazda 323F 94-

Audi 100 +A6 91-97

Rover 400 saloon

VW Passat 97-05

Kia Sorento 02-06

Cavalier Saloon 88-92 (x3)

Laguna Estate Mk1 95-

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Volvo 340 76-91

Escort Estate 91-99

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Avensis saloon/hatch 1998-

Datsun Cabstar F20/F22/F23 1993- (x2)

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Nissan Serena 1993-

Renault 16

Daihatsu Charade G30

Austin Allegro estate

Subaru 1800 4wd pick up (AU5) (x2)

LANCIA GAMMA SAL/CPE !!

Volvo 760 82-

 

This is some of the clutter that has to go!!

 

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AND, found this whilst looking around... There is also a 1950, and 1974 Landrover hidden away..

 

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:36 PM

If by any miracle you find a towbar for a Talbot solara I'm in desperate need


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:37 PM

Put me down for a Citroen GS towbar if you find one.

Might be persuaded to take the Volvo 300 one if it's deffo the hatch one

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:41 PM

How much of a masochist do you have to be to tow with a MK1 Fiesta, or a Serena?
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:43 PM

I tow with a c2 1.1. I'm in no place to comment
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:57 PM

"Looks like the back end of a bus"

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:58 PM

Is the c2 actually type approved for towing?

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:33 PM

if by some miracle you come across a towbar for a Kia Magentis 2001, a Kia Sedona 2004, or a Saab 900 '94, then by all means give me a shout :-D



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:41 PM

Pics plz of Landrover shite, especially the 1950.
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:45 PM

Would the serena be the same as a vanette?


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:46 PM

Is the c2 actually type approved for towing?

Yes it is. Admittedly it can't tow a great deal but it can legally tow what I need it to. Also the towbar is a proper c2 towbar made by witter and not a homemade job. It also has pre made threaded holes in rear legs under boot floor so was also easy to fit.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:46 PM

Pics plz of Landrover shite, especially the 1950.

They're in another shed somewhere, the old one haz Perkins I'm told.

I think I did see GM Saab 900 bar, but not complete.

Volvo 340 bar is for the hatch.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:55 PM

Would the serena be the same as a vanette?

Looks like they are.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:56 PM

Skoda Felicia Estate towbar if you have one pleased, the ideal birthday gift for the old man :mrgreen:


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:30 PM

That's the worst TR7 I've ever seen!
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:47 PM

All those towbars and not one to fit my fleet!  If you find one that does, count me in please!

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I would think the Tacuma and Rover should be easier to find, the eclectic selection suggests that they may yet appear.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:48 PM

I am sure you have plenty to do with a new job and all but if you do trip over a 190E W201 Merc bar I shall be very interested!


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:53 PM

Last one I found today was a W123.. there are more to go!


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:17 PM

Put me down for a Citroen GS towbar if you find one.Might be persuaded to take the Volvo 300 one if it's deffo the hatch one


My incoming gsa has a towbar, if it looks like it will come of without taking the rest of the car with it, consider it yours. :)
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:34 PM

How much of a masochist do you have to be to tow with a MK1 Fiesta, or a Serena?


Bolted straight to the valance for maximum 80s WCPGW.

Safe now. Everything's lead lined.

 

 


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:51 PM

My incoming gsa has a towbar, if it looks like it will come of without taking the rest of the car with it, consider it yours. :)


I'll check how different the rear is/isn't bearing in mind this cat-flap version of mine takes the bumper up with it. Is it flanged?

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:54 PM

If you find any aftermarket sunroof kits in there I could give one or two a home!


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:59 PM

. Is it flanged?

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:06 PM

Keep your eyes pealed for a retro wind slammer....... always wanted one for some strange reason.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:12 PM

If you find one suitable for a p38 of 1996 vintage I'd be interested..

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

On the (very unlikely) chance you come across one for an N16 almera I'll have it - those caravan rear panels will sell easily enough to a caravan body shop - somewhere like Campbell's et al.

In fact a lot of the caravan specific stuff should sell to a body shop pretty easily really (as its expensive stuff) - may be worth having a look in the yellow pages and then phoning a couple to see if they want to give you a price & shift it all for you.

 

Im tempted to buy one of the LR 90 tow bars, just because.

How much and how much shipping?


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:20 AM

Keep your eyes pealed for a retro wind slammer....... always wanted one for some strange reason.

Me too. massive want for a windslammer.


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:35 AM

One part of my mind is telling me that I should get the Visa towbar as I have a Visa but another is pointing out that I will never tow anything with it.

 

However, the slightly cleverer part of my head is not up for petty bickering and is suggesting as I write this, that I could put my bikes on one of those clever tow bar carriers. 

 

How much are these fine accessories?


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 09:06 AM

Towbar mounted bike racks are great. I've a fold up one that was bought last year. Only cost 20 quid new.
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Posted 02 May 2017 - 10:08 AM

How much of a masochist do you have to be to tow with a MK1 Fiesta, or a Serena?


I had a towbar on my 1300 super sport fiesta, 3 adults and kit with 3 trials bikes on the trailer used to work out to average 18mpg. The clutch cried enough when trying to shift a broken down Fergy tractor though.




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