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Front and rear Tow Hook for GTVs

I want to use my 2000 GTV without front and rear bumpers and would like to use the 12 mm bumper main holes to install one front and one rear sport tow hooks. Somebody here with sourcing tow hooks with 12 mm thread?. Thanks.

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Jegs.com has towing eye bolts as does probably all race/ performance suppliers.
Likely SAE threads though
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at the rear it is to weak to actualy tow the car...you rip the bodywork. At the front it is not that strong either, I would fit it like the AH guys do, with a strap. https://www.alfaholics.com/our-cars/...ce-sprint-gtv/
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at the rear it is to weak to actualy tow the car...you rip the bodywork. At the front it is not that strong either, I would fit it like the AH guys do, with a strap. https://www.alfaholics.com/our-cars/...ce-sprint-gtv/
Why is a strap attached to the same point on the car any different than a tow eye?
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the strap is fitted to one of the bolts of the stabilizer bar. Its only fixed to the eye in the bumperhole with a tie wrap. When you put in the towing hook and put tension on it the tiewrap breaks, and force is on the stiff fixing point lower down. At the back Alfaholics als have a neat solution, buit htere is strenhthening of the bodywork behind that.

Either way: make sure the bodywork has sufficient stiffening at places where you put a towing eye. If it is not for towing purposes, do not put it on.

I have seen too many cars that were (unintentionally) towed on these kind of hooks where severe damage to the bodywork was the result.
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at the rear it is to weak to actualy tow the car...you rip the bodywork. At the front it is not that strong either, I would fit it like the AH guys do, with a strap. https://www.alfaholics.com/our-cars/...ce-sprint-gtv/
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I have not the intention to use the tow hook to tow the car. Is only cosmetic function.
Having said that, I would prefer the traditional metal tow hook instead of the strap.

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ok, clear. imho its no asset for the looks of the car. but hey its not mine. You probably can get them at any hardware store. The ones overhere even have RVS items.
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Thanks Veep. Now understand and would be wise for the PO to add some strength, or find another way to hide the bumper holes.
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