Wanted tow bar cover

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Alan 480
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Wanted tow bar cover

Post by Alan 480 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:08 pm

any ideas where I can source a cover for teh inverted VEE that the tow ball drops onto?

I can't see that it would be left 'uncovered' as it would get covered in debris and then make it difficult to drop the hitch onto.

ideas please, otherwise I'll make a cover from some 3mm ally ;-)
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2, C30 1.8ES, SS1

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jamescarruthers
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Re: Wanted tow bar cover

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:40 pm

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No idea if it is available but the part number is 3434288-2. You could always cross your fingers, drop the -2 and order "3434283" with your local dealer.
http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo48 ... =Tow%20Bar
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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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jamescarruthers
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Re: Wanted tow bar cover

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:41 pm

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Wanted tow bar cover

Post by brinkie » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:20 pm

Of course these have long been discontinued. People lost them everywhere, in the car wash, at Volvo 480 meetings... (sad but true)
Mine has been sitting for over a year at a guy who promised to make a 3D scan so we can make 3D prints out of it. I will check out once more if he has made any progress.
Robert.

Present cars: 1994 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Vase Green, 2010 Volvo V70 2.0F Momentum Mystic Silver
Past: 1981 Talbot-Matra Murena 2.2 Rouge Mephisto, 1995 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Paris Blue

Alan 480
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Re: Wanted tow bar cover

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:37 pm

OK, folded ally is the way forward, sad that folk nick a cover from another car at a show!!!

I don't have item 6 and my electrics socket was , i think, welded to the main frame. I plan to just leave the leccy socket in the boot as rarely use the tow bar, especially when C30 already has one (as does the SS1)

no bumper to affix the previous 'home-brewed' version to the other 480 !!
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2, C30 1.8ES, SS1

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