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Best tow bar design.

Hi, I'm Joe and new here, I am trying to build a strong tow bar for my 2003 citi golf. I would like to ask all the smart people for advise and design if possible…
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Joe

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What are you intending on towing?? When you say 'strong'  bear in mind the limitations of the car and what it will be capable of. 

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1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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That's my tow bar for sale and it's really sturdy . I can take some measurements for you if it helps?

I have seen them with another bracket going across to top 

I think mk2's use to incorporate into the bumper metal work but I can't swear to that 

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This is the Westfalia type (ignore the cover it's all I had to hand!) which the cabriolets use. It's a thick bar with a swan neck ball attached. It fixes to the car via 4 bolts which fasten into the original bumper bolts go. 
The plastic cover is replaceable but it does fit well and needs some fettling. 

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That's the version I was thinking of 👍

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I want to do something like this.

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Interested to see this thread…..

I've just started a project of a '93 Golf Convertible. I've been doing some initial stripping work and, on removing the rear bumper was nearly crushed by the BIGGEST tow bar I've ever seen!

See attached. I love the fact that someone has removed the swan neck with a saw. If it was manual hacksaw it must have taken HOURS. Whatever it was designed to tow would appear to be well beyond the capacity of a 1.8 Golf??

I was going to put up a thread asking what a "normal" rear bumper looks like?? Any help gratefully accepted! 20220508_141530.jpg

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You could leave it in. It would certainly protect the rear end!

My rebuild thread I will try and keep up to date: here

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