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Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by 1SICGHIA on Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:31 pm

What do you all use/do for a tow bar when you have a narrowed beam?

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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by type4revolution on Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:26 pm

Lowboy trailer with a good winch. Would never use a tow bar on a narrowed beam vdub. Or a nice tow truck Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by bumblebuggy on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:26 pm

Trailers are for boats.
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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by sploval53 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:43 pm

Usually just narrow a tow bar To fit the beam
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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by sploval53 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:44 pm

Need a good drop hitch. I tow bar all the time. Only prob I have ever had is the towbar dragging a little
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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by 1SICGHIA on Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:46 am

sploval53:
When you narrow the tow bar, where are you cutting it at? I did it once in the past, created some extra bracing for it and welded it up, but never felt to confident in it holding very well.

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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by pwmcguire on Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:55 am

1SICGHIA wrote:sploval53:
When you narrow the tow bar, where are you cutting it at? I did it once in the past, created some extra bracing for it and welded it up, but never felt to confident in it holding very well.

I had to narrow my tow bar because of a baja bumper that bolted just inside of the shock mounts. I cut a section out of the cross bar in the center between the two arms and used a ratcheting tie strap to pull it together, the arms twisted a bit and the crossbar formed a peak because of the twist but it narrowed it enough to get it on. I'm not worried about it at all even with no extra bracing. Mine was like this. It is now narrowed to 22 1/2 inches
 
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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by sploval53 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:16 pm

Cut in the center brace and also cut the two pieces from the hitch we sleeved where ever we cut and welded it back together
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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by 1SICGHIA on Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:37 pm

Thanks! That is definitely better than the way I did it as a kid. Now I need to find a tow bar to hack up.
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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by ping349n on Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:16 pm

1SICGHIA wrote:Thanks! That is definitely better than the way I did it as a kid. Now I need to find a tow bar to hack up.
Kale has one for sale in the sale thread. Good as any other out there.
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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by 1SICGHIA on Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:49 pm

ping349n wrote:
1SICGHIA wrote:Thanks! That is definitely better than the way I did it as a kid. Now I need to find a tow bar to hack up.
Kale has one for sale in the sale thread. Good as any other out there.
Thanks for the heads up, just sent him a message about it.
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Re: Narrowed Beam Tow Bar

Post by 1SICGHIA on Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:12 am

pwmcguire wrote:
1SICGHIA wrote:sploval53:
When you narrow the tow bar, where are you cutting it at? I did it once in the past, created some extra bracing for it and welded it up, but never felt to confident in it holding very well.

I had to narrow my tow bar because of a baja bumper that bolted just inside of the shock mounts. I cut a section out of the cross bar in the center between the two arms and used a ratcheting tie strap to pull it together, the arms twisted a bit and the crossbar formed a peak because of the twist but it narrowed it enough to get it on. I'm not worried about it at all even with no extra bracing. Mine was like this. It is now narrowed to 22 1/2 inches
 
I bought the tow bar off Kale and narrowed it the other night just the way you suggested. Worked out great and took no time at all.

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