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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject:  bull bar/utility hooks? Reply with quote

does anyone make a bull bar for our cars? If you don't know im talking about its like a push bar but more sleek and meant more for pulling than pushing. Either that or has anyone figured out a way to retrofit some kind of utility hooks into the holes on the bumpers?

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:10 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I don't think so...something like that would usually bolt into the frame rather than than the bumper reinforcement bar. As our cars are unibodies, there really isn't a frame there.

The engine cradle is aluminum, and your car can be pulled by that if it's stuck...however, I wouldn't recommend you trying to pull anything with it that way.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

only thing i can think of would be the 9c1 push bar - there were a few different styles of those, you could prob get one and cut top section out of it so its a little lower profile


too lazy to ps or mspaint this but you could cut it right where the black body moulding is and only keep the lower half of it...

Worst case my buddy owns a mandrel bender, and we could prob come up with something for a few hundred $$$ for ya

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Frank wrote:
I don't think so...something like that would usually bolt into the frame rather than than the bumper reinforcement bar. As our cars are unibodies, there really isn't a frame there.

The engine cradle is aluminum, and your car can be pulled by that if it's stuck...however, I wouldn't recommend you trying to pull anything with it that way.

so for instance if i wanted to drag a 500lb tree/dirtball across the yard, would that be a bad idea?
i forgot that the pushbar was hooked on there through the grill as well.. would it lose a lot of strength if it wasnt attached there?

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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so for instance if i wanted to drag a 500lb tree/dirtball across the yard, would that be a bad idea?


As much as I would love to see you rip your car apart, they make something called a truck for that.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:27 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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k6ng6r00 wrote:

so for instance if i wanted to drag a 500lb tree/dirtball across the yard, would that be a bad idea?


As much as I would love to see you rip your car apart, they make something called a truck for that.


Ive yanked shrubs out my yard with my push bumper they sure werent 500lbs though

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You have to keep in mind that k6ng is a one man clinic in automotive fail.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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You have to keep in mind that k6ng is a one man clinic in automotive fail.


lulz

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His dog ran away and didn't come back for a few hours on the first fire up too. It was awesome.

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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ya that sounds like a bad idea all togeather, the impala just wasn't built to do those kinds of things. I wouldn't even want to tow a trailier with mine let alone pull a 500 lb tree

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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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You have to keep in mind that k6ng is a one man clinic in automotive fail.


I couldn't agree more. I really was hoping that he was joking about dragging a 500lb tree. I know it was a serious question. So sad.

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Rent a pickup for the day for 20 bucks and use that. It's cheaper than a push bar and transmission.

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