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What tow hooks are you using and where did you get them from?

 

http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productde....asp?RecID=5348

 

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This is what is going on the Terlingua. Already yellow, so no worries.

 

As for the GT500, I'm still looking for the ones they put on the Mustang Challange cars.

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Cutting a hole in the bumper and mounting it inside the bumper frame mounting brackets is the plan. It should stick out right in the middle of the bumper.

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Alrighty. After a bit of investigation I have discovered a few things to consider for the tow hooks. FIA requires a one piece tow hook (the one I posted above). The SCCA requires a folding tow hook.

 

For those interested I have found the Ford part number for the tow hook that is on the Mustang Challenge cars. M-17954-A

 

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_...tKeyField=10490

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Alrighty. After a bit of investigation I have discovered a few things to consider for the tow hooks. FIA requires a one piece tow hook (the one I posted above). The SCCA requires a folding tow hook.

 

For those interested I have found the Ford part number for the tow hook that is on the Mustang Challenge cars. M-17954-A

 

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_...tKeyField=10490

 

I order the ford racing tow hook only to find out that Ford does not offer a way to attach it to the car.

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I order the ford racing tow hook only to find out that Ford does not offer a way to attach it to the car.

 

front bumper support list $249.00.

 

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...KeyField=10488

 

-notice that in the center of the bumper support, there is a bracket welded in. this bracket will be the mounting point for the tow hook.

 

The rear bumper support is part # M-17906-A, but is not listed on the Ford Racing Parts website.

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I order the ford racing tow hook only to find out that Ford does not offer a way to attach it to the car.

 

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_...tKeyField=10488

 

M-17757-A.jpg

 

The bumper has the mounting bracket welded to it. Part # M-17757-A

 

Tow Hook. Part number M-17954-A

 

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_...tKeyField=10490

 

M-17954-A.jpg

 

I'm ordering now and we'll see if it works.

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Hmmmmmmmmm, my 07 doesn't have the welded bracket. :banghead:

 

None of our cars do. You would need to order the new bumper. I ordered it this morning.

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Just FYI the Griggs K-member has a tow loop on it.

 

Colin Sebern

Griggs Racing

 

Err....

 

FS: One bumper and tow hook.

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Err....

 

FS: One bumper and tow hook.

I'd keep the bumper and tow hook SPRSNK, there are ways to get stuck where the safety crews might not be able to reach the K-member loop..............like up to the axles in mud after June rains in Tulsa.......... :doh:

 

If not I'll buy yours even though I'm going to do the K-member when I'm flush again.

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This information shouuld help to close the loop on this inquiry. The tow hooks that are used on the Koni Challenge and Mustang Challenge cars were produced by MultiMatic in Canada. I ordered a set directly through them for my 2002 open track car. They were designed for a 2005 - 2009, and as a result I still have not modified mine for my 2002. Here's a photo of the front a rear tow hook, along with some great installation photos that I got from MultiMatic. These are the best set of tow hooks I've ever seen...worth every penny.

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Can you remove the loop part of the hook and still put your license plate on? It would be nice to see the front with the loop removed to see how it looks. Thanks for the info, this certainly looks like the best option.

Andy

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Can you remove the loop part of the hook and still put your license plate on? It would be nice to see the front with the loop removed to see how it looks. Thanks for the info, this certainly looks like the best option.

Andy

 

The loop portion (red) of both the front and rear tow hooks can be removed from the mounting bracket (black). It's attached by a lock nut. Not sure though how it would work with a front license plate

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This is the Ford Racing tow hook. Unlike the car above, the loop doesn't fold down due to the front fascia of the GT500.

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Can you remove the hook?

 

No. Unlike the SGT, the GT500 bumper sticks out more, so the hook is bolted in behind the fascia instead of in front of it. If you wanted cut a bigger hole, you could do it, but then you would still have the hole in your bumper.

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It's nothing more than a bracket to put the hook on that is welded to the bumper. For someone with more welding skills than me, you could make your own bracket extension and put the hook on. It would fold down then.

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Not sure who ended up doing what in terms of tow hooks. I have a SGT and am having the Ford parts installed (see links below). We will see if the hook will fold down with the SGT bumper. I looked at a whole bunch of ways to do this and, in the end, decided to go with the Ford parts and let JBA Racing do the install. They did my roll bar, racing harnesses, control arms and some other stuff, so I have confidence in them. We shall see.

 

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_...tKeyField=10490

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_...tKeyField=10488

 

Jim

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Not sure who ended up doing what in terms of tow hooks. I have a SGT and am having the Ford parts installed (see links below). We will see if the hook will fold down with the SGT bumper. I looked at a whole bunch of ways to do this and, in the end, decided to go with the Ford parts and let JBA Racing do the install. They did my roll bar, racing harnesses, control arms and some other stuff, so I have confidence in them. We shall see.

 

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_...tKeyField=10490

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_...tKeyField=10488

 

Jim

 

Did you install the tow hooks?

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