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Old 1st April 2009, 10:56   #46
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Hi Brutas,

We have been towing our MB's and GPW's behind the 540's ,550's or 3B's. I was trying to find out from Ford if i can fix up a tow hook behind my Endavour, but they refused saying that the same is not designed to tow. Still trying to find a way out??

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Roshun, would you like add your two cents or pence??

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But where did you find the receiver ball hook to tow it. The ones that are available behind the Scorpio or the Pajero look pathetic, and seems like they would'nt handle the load. The Scorpio's hook is nothing but a joke.
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Hi Brutas,

We have been towing our MB's and GPW's behind the 540's ,550's or 3B's. I was trying to find out from Ford if i can fix up a tow hook behind my Endavour, but they refused saying that the same is not designed to tow. Still trying to find a way out??

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Sarvinder: You should check on the Thailand Ford web-site. I am sure you can order it from Thailand, since the Ford Endy/Ranger are manufactured and sold there and I would imagine that they will provide a two hook.
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Oh, just noticed, what is the contraption fixed to this jeep on the front ?? Is it a camera for recording?

hi,the contraption is a fixed tow,you dont have to sit and steer the vehicle when towed with this fixed tow.

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Does it elevates front two wheels or controls their direction.
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Sarvinder: You should check on the Thailand Ford web-site. I am sure you can order it from Thailand, since the Ford Endy/Ranger are manufactured and sold there and I would imagine that they will provide a two hook.
Thanks , will check out the same. Cheers

Yogesh,: It does not lift the wheels, me and RB fixed towed our WW II's to Jaipur without any driver in the towed jeeps.

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We have been towing our MB's and GPW's behind the 540's ,550's or 3B's. I was trying to find out from Ford if i can fix up a tow hook behind my Endavour, but they refused saying that the same is not designed to tow. Still trying to find a way out?
Hi Sarvinderji,
I havn't seen an Endavour with either a pintle hook nor a tow hitch, thought there is a local politician (manpreet badal) who has somehow got this contraption made to mount a pintle hook behind both his Toyota Qualis and the Innova to tow his WW2 jeeps(theres a person here who has a tow receiver hitch behind his Scoda for a trailer). Since neither of these vehicles have any sort of support to the rear most chassis ladder, like the v-shape re-enforcements to the jeeps, i wonder how stury the design is. I have never looked at the undercarraige of the Endavour and therefore am not sure at the what kind of an chassis re-enforcements it might have, but its basically a Ford Ranger/Mazda pickup with a canopy behind it, and in both the Thai and the American markets, the Tow hitch in an popular accessory, and i know for certain there are Tow receiver hitchs available for the Ranger in the U.S.A. Since the dealership guys aren't helping you out, they for certain wouldn't take any responsibility, so its going to be at your risk.

Infact, i had a look at the 4x4 Scorpio that comes with a really sorry looking tow hitch, and it too doesn't have any support, though they can be forgiven since i think they put it there merely for the "looks".

A lunette ring and a pintle hook combination i can understand since they are commonly available here, but this jeep in the photographs uses an American type trailing tow bar, for which an tow receiver hitch must be utilized. All vehicles here, be it the 4x4 Scorpio and even the Pajero use a very dubious looking tow hitch, so please do tell me which tow hitch are you using, or which ones of the lot do you think is strong enough for the job. The Willys still weights about just 1 ton, and i was wondering if there would be any tow receiver for a 2 ton capacity readily available in India. Thanks
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Harjeev and Guys,
You all had a real time out didn't you?
Each picture speaks, FUN.
Also let us know where and what was for lunch.
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Harjeev and Guys,
You all had a real time out didn't you?
Each picture speaks, FUN.
Also let us know where and what was for lunch.
Hi Fazalaliadil,

The food is also a highlight of our OTRs. This time we had Puri Alloo, Stuffed Parathas, Salami Sandwiches, Paneer Bhurji, Roast meat marinated in Mustard and Honey slices, Chicken Salamis, veg sandwichs etc.



It fun all the way

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Finally it was time to head back
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Thats all from my side!

After that it was the drive back to the tree. From there me and rhandle on his Gurkha went first, and as Gurkha crossed the chasm in road, I heard a loud thunk of metal on tarmac.
As I was wondering how to go about it, Roshun came, and we could cross with ease!

What a fun experience! Makes me want to buy a gypsy
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Hi Fazalaliadil,

The food is also a highlight of our OTRs. This time we had Puri Alloo, Stuffed Parathas, Salami Sandwiches, Paneer Bhurji, Roast meat marinated in Mustard and Honey slices, Chicken Salamis, veg sandwichs etc.



It fun all the way

And all this was for breakfast.
We guys dint have lunch, as well... our star chef and dear friend Arjun was not there for this OTR.
WIll be there for the one on the coming saturday though... We are planning to have a night OTR this time. Start at 4 and finish off around 10ish.

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Hi Sarvinderji,
I havn't seen an Endavour with either a pintle hook nor a tow hitch, thought there is a local politician (manpreet badal) who has somehow got this contraption made to mount a pintle hook behind both his Toyota Qualis and the Innova to tow his WW2 jeeps(theres a person here who has a tow receiver hitch behind his Scoda for a trailer). Since neither of these vehicles have any sort of support to the rear most chassis ladder, like the v-shape re-enforcements to the jeeps, i wonder how stury the design is. I have never looked at the undercarraige of the Endavour and therefore am not sure at the what kind of an chassis re-enforcements it might have, but its basically a Ford Ranger/Mazda pickup with a canopy behind it, and in both the Thai and the American markets, the Tow hitch in an popular accessory, and i know for certain there are Tow receiver hitchs available for the Ranger in the U.S.A. Since the dealership guys aren't helping you out, they for certain wouldn't take any responsibility, so its going to be at your risk.

Infact, i had a look at the 4x4 Scorpio that comes with a really sorry looking tow hitch, and it too doesn't have any support, though they can be forgiven since i think they put it there merely for the "looks".

A lunette ring and a pintle hook combination i can understand since they are commonly available here, but this jeep in the photographs uses an American type trailing tow bar, for which an tow receiver hitch must be utilized. All vehicles here, be it the 4x4 Scorpio and even the Pajero use a very dubious looking tow hitch, so please do tell me which tow hitch are you using, or which ones of the lot do you think is strong enough for the job. The Willys still weights about just 1 ton, and i was wondering if there would be any tow receiver for a 2 ton capacity readily available in India. Thanks
Bikram
Hi Bikram,

I aling with Mandeep are working on how to fix a pintale hook on my Endy. The pintale hook we have been using are the original ones' fixed on the MB's and GPW's and also the normal ones which are fixed on the 3B and 550's. The Fixed tow which Mandeep had designed and made for my MB and RB's GPW are much stronger then the one shown in the pic on Laxmans MB and can be easily used to tow may be a 3 tonner. Mandeep has his factory in Ludhiana, you can get in touch with him on 09871044665.

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Thank you Sarvinderji,
Although, if building just a few peices, you can try Mayapuri and Phatankot. I got a lunette ring from Phatankot for building the same kind of tow bar probably an year or so back. I did not want the bulky ones like in the ones M series trailers , but the Indian-made series of Army trailers, both the braked and unbraked ones, use a smaller Lunette ring that while serving the purpose pretty, also looks better. Just the 1 foot long ring along with the spring cost me about a 100 bucks. Now i just have to build the A-arms, etc. I understand we might be just a few people interested in these, and i really admire Mandeep making the tow-bars, but we could help him cut down costs(if he is just making a few), by using some stuff from the scrap market.
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Roshun - still waiting for the pics anil took. Pls put some here!

Tanveer - You should get a gypsy, saw good condition mpfi - ex-army at mayapuri for 2L. It was a drive away vehicle!! it will be more fun to drive off road than the Safari.

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Thank you Sarvinderji,
Although, if building just a few peices, you can try Mayapuri and Phatankot. I got a lunette ring from Phatankot for building the same kind of tow bar probably an year or so back. I did not want the bulky ones like in the ones M series trailers , but the Indian-made series of Army trailers, both the braked and unbraked ones, use a smaller Lunette ring that while serving the purpose pretty, also looks better. Just the 1 foot long ring along with the spring cost me about a 100 bucks. Now i just have to build the A-arms, etc. I understand we might be just a few people interested in these, and i really admire Mandeep making the tow-bars, but we could help him cut down costs(if he is just making a few), by using some stuff from the scrap market.
Take care,
Bikram
Thanks Bikram,

Dear Mandeep, looking forward to your inputs. Cheers
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