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    Tow hitch on an Omni

    Anybody put a tow hitch on an Omni, just wondering what you did/used.

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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    I believe Johnny put one on his GLHS. At one point I believe it was on his website but can't find it now.

    Found it:

    http://www.polybushings.com/pages/omni.hitch.html

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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    Back in 1984-85 I had a tow hitch on Matchbox (84 Horizon) and I used it to tow my 81 Horizon (Four Play) to and from the track...kind of scarry at times!
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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    Yeah, gotta keep the payload's weight down.
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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    You could try fabbing something that fits inside a stock bumper.
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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    I have one on my daily driver Omni. I'll post up some pictures tomorrow.

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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    Quote Originally Posted by contraption22 View Post
    You could try fabbing something that fits inside a stock bumper.
    I am working on a bumper/jack point/tow hook and was going to put a piece of tubing at the bottom of the roll pan for chassis stiffening and thought I could beef up the tubing and put a receiver hitch on it. It could come in handy if I take it on drag week.

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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    The one I made is still on the car, worked great!
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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    I've some on some cars that have a plate that bolts to the bottom of the spare tire well.
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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni


    Welded to the bumper supports


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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    I wonder if the bolts for the bumper brackets need upgraded for that?
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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    Can't you see that it's been carefully engineered as a torque beam to absorb off axis shocks, and only load the bolts in tension?

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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    I've never used it before and I don't think I ever will. I'm not sure how comfortable I would feel towing a small trailer with this. I would use it for a bike rack.

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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    Looks strong if the welds are, same design as the one on mine...except I used bolts. I used it many times over the years with a trailer with 4 to 6 tires in it and had no issues.
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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    i just installed on on mine, sorry to being up a dead thread but i really was looking for this info and found none. I use a hitch for a VW rabbit, no mods needed other than clearancing the spare tire well a bit, it was a Curt 11653.

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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    I have one for a charger
    not the reese style hitch but the old style flat bar and ball

    looks like a cross that got run over

    bolts to the spare tire well floor with a reinforcement plate and to the bottom of the rebar

    it is what it is and it's not much
    good for a small box trailer with some junk I suppose.. maybe a rowboat ?

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    Re: Tow hitch on an Omni

    Hitch on Ramerati. Towed aluminum boats with it no problems
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    John Laing

    "The sole condition which is required in order to succeed in centralizing the supreme power in a democratic community, is to love equality, or to get men to believe you love it. Thus the science of despotism, which was once so complex is simplified, and reduced . . . . to a single principle."
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    "One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary."
    --Ayn Rand

    "To evolve, you don't need a Constitution. All you need is a legislature and a ballot box . . . . things will evolve as much as you want. All of these changes can come about democratically; you don't need a Constitution to do that and it's not the function of a Constitution to do that."
    -- Justice Antonin Scalia

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