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rustednuggs
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:03 pm    Post subject: Hitch hookup Reply with quote

Hello - Anyone know or have a tow hitch for a thing? I would like to see what one looks like. I have a 74.

TY in advance
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Hitch hookup Reply with quote

A proper hitch for a 181 will be the type that mounts to the chassis frame and not just the bumper. Bumper is held on by 4 bolts into sheet metal. Not a good foundation. You may have interference issues with a non-stock exhaust system.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Hitch hookup Reply with quote

Check here http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/thing_tow_bar.php
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Hitch hookup Reply with quote

The diagram in the archives is for a 73 with a bar down the middle. 74 has s rail on each side so you can change oil easier and comes up different for a single muffler instead of the 2 mufflers on a 73.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Hitch hookup Reply with quote

The picture that Semper posted is a Thing Shop design like the factory 74 hitch but made for a receiver hitch. The Thing Shop is the best one.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Hitch hookup Reply with quote

jjrannauro wrote:
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restednuggs has one on the way shortly. Very Happy
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