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« on: July 24, 2021, 07:42:48 PM »

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As the Beta has not got a modern towing eye and I am sure that the car at some point will be in need of one (am I being too pessimistic?) any suggestions how I provide a towing point?

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2021, 08:30:59 PM »

The towing point should be a hole in the front subframe near the right hand front mounting bolt. If you want to screw in a towing eye perhaps you could fabricate a suitable bracket and attach it to that mounting bolt.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2021, 08:56:44 PM »

Hi Frank

Thanks, I will take a look and see what makes sense. I did not want to end up with some tow guy just placing the strap/hook in any old place and ending up with damage as a consequence.

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 08:46:29 AM »

Hi Peter

VX cars have a bolt on towing eye that attaches to the subframe and drops below the spoiler neatly, which is what I am using. I had an Alloy one made for the rear for the 2 large central bolt holes behind the valance.

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 09:05:16 AM »

Hi Eric

Thanks, is that a permanent eye or removable as per moderns?

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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2021, 05:21:54 PM »

Located the towing point! Should have realised before now it was there. As a stop gap I have ordered a pair (only need one) of tie down straps which have loops either end which should provide clearance and some protection away from the front if a hook and wire are needed onto a tow truck. They tend to be used for motorcycles to prevent damage when being tied down with straps and hooks.

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2021, 08:33:17 PM »

Hi Peter

the rear one  is removable by un- bolting not really a very elegant solution and better suited to a track car. The front VX OE one un bolts

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2021, 12:14:45 AM »

Hi Eric

Thanks, anyone have a photo?

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