Scout II tow bar attachments

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  1. Terry W

    Terry W Farmall Cub

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    I think I saw a pic on here a couple of weeks ago of some tow bar brackets for the front of an SII. I don't remember who posted the pic, but, I believe it was the person that built them. It was in a thread about flat towing. Anybody remember it??!!

    Thanks, Terry
     
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    The tow bar that came with my '76 Traveler was made out of C-Stock. Nothing spectacular.
     
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    Terry W Farmall Cub

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    Thanks, I have a tow bar already and I am looking for attachment points and brackets. The thread I read had a picture of some brackets and I think the builder said something like it had never let him down. The pic showed them mounted and off the truck also. I spent a lot of time searching last night but couldn't find it.
     
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    Tom Mandera Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Here's one I built years ago.. it's moved many a Scout around..

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    I built a similar style front bumper as the start of the bumper for my race Scout, and flat-towed 10,000 miles with it before I bought a trailer.
     
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    Tom Mandera Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    That bumper is two pieces of 3x2x1/4" welded together into a 3x5x2 C-channel, then some 1/4 or 3/8" tabs welded and bolted to the front.

    Here it is in use, outside John Landry's home in Olympia..

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    And on the way home from Seattle to Montana..

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    (Check out the fuel prices!)
     
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    I was meaning, since mine is is C-Stock, it just bolts to the frame. It's just like Tom's in his picture, but tongue welded to the C-Stock is actually hinged, and is quite longer. I have no front bumper on my '76.
     
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    Tom Mandera Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    FWIW, the tongue welded to the front of the bumper is not for "tow-bar" service - it was put in place specifically because I had a body/frame combo with just a rear axle, and had a need to move it.

    I tried it once with a SII with an engine/trans, but the front axle was violently removed in an accident.. the little trailer tongue required substantial gussetting after it broke off on the first attempt before I could move the disabled Scout around the yard (NOT at speed!)
     

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