Tow Bar

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Tow Bar

Post by johng » Fri Apr 14, 2017 19:36

Does anyone know what it would cost to fit a tow bar to a Portuguese moke with electric socket ? I think my 998 might struggle to pull a small trailer

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Re: Tow Bar

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Fri Apr 14, 2017 21:49

Does it have a towball mounting on your back bumper john
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Re: Tow Bar

Post by Jersey Moke » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:14

My father has a tow bar on his 998cc Portuguese Moke and it tows his trailer with his garden cultivator and other garden bits in without any problems. It is a proper tow bar kit that was fitted when we bought the car. I would try M-parts and Runmoke or a few of the tow bar companies in the UK as one of them must have made them.

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Re: Tow Bar

Post by johng » Sat Apr 15, 2017 16:33

Thanks for replies. Is the rear bumper strong enough to mount a tow hitch ? Or should it connect to the sub frame

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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sat Apr 15, 2017 21:05

Had a quick look at the macau's rear bumper this aft and compared to the Aussie and African ones it looks like tinplate with minimal fixings so I'd have to say no
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Re: Tow Bar

Post by Dean » Sat Apr 15, 2017 22:58

The tow bar that Duncan Hamilton used to sell for the Portuguese Mokes, bolted to the underside of the rear floor with about 4-6 bolts. I think it ran the whole length of the floor to give it strength. Former member Ken James also made them to a very similar design.
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Re: Tow Bar

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:14

Pretty much like the Aussie versions then
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Re: Tow Bar

Post by Dean » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:59

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:Pretty much like the Aussie versions then
No,the Aussie bar only attaches to the back end of the floor, the Portuguese bar ran all the way to the heelboard. It's been some years since I saw one so I'm not totally sure what it looked like. A lot of people were fitting them back then so someone must have one out there?
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Re: Tow Bar

Post by johng » Mon Apr 17, 2017 19:20

Thanks Dean. I will tell the Tow Bar Company it needs to be fixed along the whole length of the shell

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Re: Tow Bar

Post by r.crumbleholme » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:24

Hi

I have a tow bar suitable for a Portuguese Moke (Watling PB16A). It cost £135 and has never been fitted = brand new. c/w electrics. I sold trailer before my Moke rebuild.

I live in Dorset - accept £50 - I have other surplus Moke bits as well.

Please e mail if interested : r.crumbleholme@gmail/com

Regards

Richard Crumbleholme
nr Dorchester
Dorset

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photo Tow Bar ??

Post by rien_naalden » Wed Apr 19, 2017 14:13

Hello Richard,

do you have a photo of that Watling towbar?
I live in Holland an can order the Watling towbar,
as they are still on their pricelist!
I would like to know what I get when I order.......

Thanks in advance, kind greetings, Rien.

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Re: Tow Bar

Post by Manicmark » Wed Apr 19, 2017 16:16

In Roy's excellent Moke restoration book he has a plan for a Moke towbar, it bolts to the underside of the boot floor and into the back of the heel board. If you showed the picture to your local fabrication shop I'm sure they would knock you one up John.
Regards Mark.

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Re: Tow Bar

Post by johng » Wed Apr 19, 2017 20:35

Thanks Mark but I have agreed to buy the one Richard offered

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