How to quickly add tow hooks to an early Mustang | Project Vintage Race Mustang

Update by Tim Suddard to the Ford Mustang Fastback project car
Nov 14, 2021

Photography by Tim Suddard

Before we painted our 1965 Mustang’s engine compartment, we figured that now was the best time to mount a tow hook.

Most racing organizations require cars to sport safe, secure tow hooks as they’ll become mighty handy should a race car become disabled out on track. While we could have designed our own, Cobra Automotive offers cleverly designed front and rear hooks for the early Mustang that have been proven to work.

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The front tow hook (part No. 100-FTH, $99.95 retail) welds to the underside of the core support and integrates a slick jacking plate. It took us about half an hour to install, and we’d recommend first removing the front valance panel–just four bolts secure it. Once installed, we painted the hook with chassis black.

The rear tow hook (part No. 100-RTH, $155.85) bolts to the mount for the rear bumper. This hook comes painted red and easily bolts in place without any modifications.

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slantsix Reader
11/11/21 11:27 a.m.

Thanks for sharing.


Does that rear hook work if the rear bumper is installed?


It looks as if it bolts in place of the rear bumper?

I do not have a classic mustang or ford so please forgive my ignorance here, but I am always looking for Brand F,C,M or P parts that can easily adapted to my old MoPars.



slantvaliant (Forum Supporter)
slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/11/21 1:31 p.m.

Yeah, we DPCD (Dodge Plymouth Chrysler Desoto) guys are like that, aren't we?

slantsix Reader
11/11/21 1:48 p.m.

In reply to slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) :

'fo sho' brother.

'specially if you are working on that land speed desoto.  :-)

twentyover Dork
11/12/21 12:22 a.m.

$100 for a front tow hook and $150 for a rear? Cool, I'll use them on my GRM $20,000 Challenge car.

Think I made the front and rear tow hooks for the MGB from about a buck and a half of steel and a couple hours time


300zxfreak Reader
11/15/21 11:17 a.m.

The quickest, easiest way is to get someone else to do it for you..........

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