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Fitted my bar now.


 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 14:49    Post subject: Fitted my bar now. Reply with quote

Here it is, fitted.

Not all easy.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 15:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't quite so strait forward.
When I first offered the bar in position, I could see the bar was, in my opinion, going to be too low, and rob me of my front end ground clearance.
I went to our local fabrication shop, good friend of mine, and we cut off the original brackets, and welded on  alternative brackets, 6mm stainless steel.
I was then able to raise the whole bar by about 2 inches, or a little more than 2 inches.
To do this I measured where the bar was fouling the lower front bumper, and I cut 2 cuts, either side so, the bottom 2 inches of the front lower bumper was actually being pushed up by the bar.
Even if you look very closely, you cant see the cut's because, they are actually right under the front end.
The hardest part was drilling the new stainless steel brackets, and then drilling the chassis to suit.
I am rather please with the look, and the fact I haven't lost any ground clearance.

Graham

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 18:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Graham.... it does look good Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 19:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks the dog's danglies.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 17:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOOKS GREAT.WHERE DID YOU GET IT FROM AND HOW MUCH.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 17:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Boonie,

Whilst on a regular holiday to Cape Town, I bought it there.
It cost me R1500 which is about 100.00

I also bought the rear matching bar.
This I think was R2000 or R2500
Still this was only about 130.00

I paid 60.00 for shipping, took 4 weeks.

Here is what the rear bar looks like.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 20:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI THERE,dont suppose you have an address to order one from this company,or do they have a web site.thanks matt.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 20:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

TOWBARS CAPE cc
Shop 8
Motor City
N1 City
Cape Town
7460

Owners name is Salime

Ph (021) 5954010
Fax (021) 5951188

Looks like they don't have a website
http://www.funaku.co.za/companies.asp?cat=2142
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 22:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for that uk vette will give them a go.matt.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

uk vette, any pic of the rear bar mounted? or not done yet..

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