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47 minutes ago, WhangareiKE70 said:

Towbar related question:

Picked up a towbar for free from a local GC for my Datsun/Patrol project. Would work well as is (solidly made, made by an outfit in auckland, still has sticker), but has a standard tongue setup, kinda keen to get a receiver hitch put on for having the option of a bow shackle for offroad recovery point. 

This, from what I understand, will require lopping off the old tongue, and welding on a piece of box for the receiver hitch (maybe with gussets). 2x local places I have tried so far reckon $3-400, which seems like a lot? Especially since I have told them I don't want it painted as I can have it properly blasted/primed at work then just put the topcoat on myself.

Question: Do I have to have a "towbar shop" do this? Or can I just have it welded up by an engineer? Whole lot is going through cert, but this is probably a WOF issue? Every towbar I've ever had has come on the car and I haven't really messed with them before (for good reason).   

TIA

Build it yourself, I've done it a couple of times for old cars. No issues at WOF time.

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Sweet, will make something up (over-engineered) and get the local engineer to weld it up. 

My welding is getting pretty good/consistently better, trust it for a lot of things, but will just pay someone for this one. Just wasn't keen for paying $3-400.

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11 hours ago, WhangareiKE70 said:

Sweet, will make something up (over-engineered) and get the local engineer to weld it up. 

My welding is getting pretty good/consistently better, trust it for a lot of things, but will just pay someone for this one. Just wasn't keen for paying $3-400.

This is what I did for this one that I built for my old cruiser, did all the metal work made it strong AF and then took it to a pro towbar place to mig it up and make the tongue. Got a load sticker that way too

 

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Re Rear drum to disc conversion Would brackets like this be okay? Uses stock rear disc and calipers/parking brake etc from a later model car. I'm assuming correct grade hardware would be required

They bolt to the bearing carrier assembly

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19 hours ago, chris r said:

Re Rear drum to disc conversion Would brackets like this be okay? Uses stock rear disc and calipers/parking brake etc from a later model car. I'm assuming correct grade hardware would be required

They bolt to the bearing carrier assembly

What materials are they made from?

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Also need to make sure theres enough material at the stepped part. Have seen some where there is very little actually attaching the 2 parts together  

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1 hour ago, cletus said:

Is it for a civic? Might be easier to swap whole disc rear hubs in?

Shuttle, 4wd so rear cv and driveshaft styz in the way. Unfortunately that's the only 'kit' I've found for disc rear 

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11 hours ago, chris r said:

Shuttle, 4wd so rear cv and driveshaft styz in the way. Unfortunately that's the only 'kit' I've found for disc rear 

Could something be robbed from a CRV? 

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1 hour ago, kyteler said:

Could something be robbed from a CRV? 

They are drum too unfortunately. 

I should try and make my own bracket but not that confident in my abilities tbh 

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16 minutes ago, kyteler said:

Later ones are disc (maybe certain models)? 

I'll have to do more research/trawling zebra 

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Can confirm it's the only method that looks legit that I've seen. Have seen lots of retards do angle iron bullshit in the states, those brackets look half decent.

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Depends on the car, some are on the buckle end, some are in the retractor, but either way still has to function  

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16 minutes ago, cletus said:

Depends on the car, some are on the buckle end, some are in the retractor, but either way still has to function  

If it's at the buckle end and integral to the seat then I'm pretty much out of luck eh?

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With cracktesting of welded struts. 

Do I need to get the forms for what kind of testing they need to do from the cert guy or will the crack testing man provide the right forms? 

Will the cert guy need a way of identifying the struts afterwards because once cert is booked in they will obviously be painted? 

 

 

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