How to install a tow hook on an older race car

Tim
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May 7, 2024 | Ford, Mustang, Vintage Racing, Tow Hook

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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 …

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slantsix
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.

 

Greg

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
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
twentyover GRM+ Memberand 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
300zxfreak Reader
11/15/21 11:17 a.m.

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

tony_muscle71
tony_muscle71 GRM+ Memberand New Reader
12/13/23 12:36 a.m.

My discreete solution for my 71 Mustang involved building my own brackets bolted to existing holes in the front bumper bracket and rear rails. I then have threaded hooks that I can screw into the brackets for track days and then remove to drive around town.

(sorry for the distorted images)

gixxeropa
gixxeropa GRM+ Memberand Reader
12/13/23 7:58 a.m.

Read the article and now in trying to figure out how to put one on the front of my Europa. What filler rod do I need for welding fiberglass? 

Tom1200
Tom1200 PowerDork
12/13/23 12:07 p.m.
gixxeropa said:

Read the article and now in trying to figure out how to put one on the front of my Europa. What filler rod do I need for welding fiberglass? 

I assume you have to weld something up on the frame and extend it several inches forward?

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
12/13/23 4:24 p.m.
twentyover said:

$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

 

I had a similar thought when I read the piece. I think I threw out a couple of Miata front hooks last week that could easily be welded to any car. Instead , i got 6 cents a pound.

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