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Go-carter 04-27-2010 11:27 AM

Trailer hitch
 
Hello!

As I've read the owner's manual for the 928 and some threads here on the forum, I see that it excists some kind of a trailer hitch for the 928. I've found one page on the internet desciribing how to make one, but didn't feel that it was solid enough to handle the 1600kg that it's rated for. So - does anyone have any drwaings, or detailed schematics of the original, or similar, trailer hitch? Haven't found much drawings with measurements on them.

Would love to tow my race car with the 928 :)

blown 87 04-27-2010 11:32 AM

I think there was a factory one for sale in Germany a while back.

9two8 04-27-2010 01:09 PM

Found this on the net.., might be useful ?

http://www.smidgie.com/928/928tow/





Ken
80 928 S
5 Speed

UK

terry gt 04-27-2010 01:49 PM

I have a trailer hitch on both of my 928s , one hidden , one a reciver under. Terry

76FJ55 04-27-2010 01:58 PM

I found on CL and installed a factory hitch on my 928. don't know how well I can get pictures of it at is is pretty well hidden by the rear bumper cover. I'll try to find some time to get some pic's this weekend if you like. I have the factory 50mm ball mount for it which works for a 2" hitch. I still need to come up with a solution for a 1 7/8" ball and possibly some sort of reciever (1 1/4").

PorKen 04-27-2010 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by 76FJ55 (Post 7518759)
I found on CL and installed a factory hitch on my 928. don't know how well I can get pictures of it at is is pretty well hidden by the rear bumper cover. I'll try to find some time to get some pic's this weekend if you like.

I'd like to see pics of how it's attached to the rear crossmember. That's always puzzled me. (Also pics of the attachment around the bumper shock mount.)

http://members.rennlist.com/porken/Towbar.jpg

Stromius 04-27-2010 02:53 PM

Rhetorical question: Is that something that could be Porkenized?

Go-carter 04-27-2010 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by 9two8 (Post 7518501)
Found this on the net.., might be useful ?

http://www.smidgie.com/928/928tow/

Ken
80 928 S
5 Speed

UK

Yeah, I've seen that one. But I would like one that have a support under the car, like the one pictured above. But who knows, perhaps I'll try that :)

chax 09-23-2011 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by 76FJ55 (Post 7518759)
I have the factory 50mm ball mount for it which works for a 2" hitch.

Hi, 76FJ55,

Do you still use it ? If you don't, would you sell it to me ?

Thank you

928Myles 09-23-2011 04:50 PM

I also would be very interested in knowing exactly how the factory tow hitch attaches to the mounting points (and exactly where these points are).
I would like to get a hitch for my car so detailed dimensions/drawings in addition to photo's would be ideal to assist in fabrication - anyone willing to produce this?

Any chance one of our wonderful vendors could arrange for the manufacture of a run (or maybe sell the details to allow fabrication locally)?

Myles

dprantl 09-23-2011 05:00 PM

Wow, I am impressed. 10 posts and no one is crying a river that a 928 should not be towing anything. I guess I'm spending too much time over in the mbworld forum.

I would also be interested in a production run of these hitches if the price could be kept reasonable.

Dan
'91 928GT S/C :eek: 475hp/460lb.ft

chax 09-24-2011 02:59 AM


Originally Posted by 928Myles (Post 8891684)
I would like to get a hitch for my car so detailed dimensions/drawings in addition to photo's would be ideal to assist in fabrication - anyone willing to produce this?

We have this project here in France, but we need to get the dimensions of the ball mount.

I'm planning to tow my 924 race-car with my 928.

PF 09-25-2011 09:11 AM

Hi.

I mounted a factory hitch like the one in the above picture (made by oris) on my 89 GT a year ago.
I use it to tow my track car and the 928 is very good at it.

I have the mounting instructions for it maybe that can be useful.
I posted a couple of pics of the cars on the random picture thread. Around page 395 i think.

Regards
Peder

chax 10-05-2011 08:22 AM

Hi !

Could you give us towball measurements and detailed pics ?

Stromius 10-05-2011 12:18 PM

Are there any in Germany still? Wonder what the price would be to buy any remaining and reman it in the US. The design doesn't look that sturdy and can probably be vastly improved and made to include a 2" ball.


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