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#1 Fredrik_Sweden

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:55 PM

Hello

 

I have a Subaru brat year 1988 without towbar. Unfortunatlly i can not find anyone that sells new towbars for it here in sweden. Anyone know if there is any newer subaru models towbars that would fit the brat?



#2 skishop69

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:47 PM

No direct fit bars are available. Anything you use would have to be modified. Best and easiest would be custom built. That's what I did and it only took a few hours.



#3 we7x

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:29 AM

I do not know about the '88 BRAT, but on my '83 BRAT and two EA81 wagons I made a piece of structural pipe (Sched 80) with plates on the ends that would bolt up to the factory lash down (tow hook) mounts, under and behind the front bumper.

  The pipe was the same diameter as the front beam suspension of an early VW Beetle.

 VW Beetle towbars are still cheap and readily available, being used on a lot of Dune Buggys.

  Rod J

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#4 ferp420

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:02 AM

i use a univeral reese tow bar with modded end pieces that mount to the lower tow hook/tie down points aswell also have used the vw tow bars hooked on to the sway bar alittle sketchy though but in a emergancy it works the universal tow bars dont look that strong but are used alot ive had many of them and never had one fail a custom tow bar would probly be stronger cheaper but would only work for the car it was made for the universal can be made to work on most any rig from vws to full sized ford trucks

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

so i have a tow bar on my 82 brat.  basically a receiver hitch that's a drop hitch.  the hitch receiver is located beneath oem bumper on the tow bar.  did this car come from the factory with this on or was it added later?






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