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Old 11-04-2008, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Metro Tow Brackets

Can anyone tell me if these are tow brackets for a Geo Metro? (mines a '96)

I was given these brackets and told they were for either a Metro or a Saturn, the guy couldn't remember which.

Can anyone ID these for me?

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Old 11-04-2008, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure, Ben.

We DIY'd a tow bar for the ForkenSwift (to get it up & back to the EV Expo in Ottawa each May).
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Roadmaster? Correct? We are a Roadmaster dealer where I work I could call if it has a part number on the tag still.
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Both are GMish products. If it clears the bumper the mount points are probably the same
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My tow bar bracket on my '96 metro doesn't even look close to that... Mine uses two holes (like shown), I had to match drill the factory tow point flanges. But I can't see how yours would attach to my '96 wo/modification.

I had sketched up a design to build my own, but found a deal on ebay and bought it instead.

I can imagine using only what you have pictured to build your own. But not without cutting off the flange portion and reattaching (welding) it 90 degrees (crawl under your car with one of them if see if you follow me on this).

If it were me, I might also make and weld on a 'spreader bar' to make the two brackets, one.

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