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Metalman

Metalman

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    1. andrekita
      andrekita
      Metal man, I saw a post of yours from 2014. You said that the thread count for the receptacle and tow hook for the MINI is an ACME 5/8- 8. You suggested this would be helpful for someone wanting to put a rear bike rack on their MINI. I have a 2017 Mini Convertible. I'd like to put a rear bike rack on my car and I had the bike rack preparation installed when I ordered my car. However, I didn't know the only rack available cost $750.00! that is more than my bicycle cost!! So, I'd like to know if you know if the tow hook & receptacle (the tube the tow hook screws intl) for the 2017 mini convertible is 5/8-8 ACME or if that has changed since 2014. I would really like to know as there are a couple Thule and Yakima rear racks that will work if I can find 2 one foot rods to screw into the tow hook receptacle. Thank you!
      1. Metalman
        Metalman
        Sorry, I just noticed your request....
        I don't know for sure if MINI changed the threads in the tow hook mount... Chances are good it's the same...

        I use McMaster-Carr for hard to find parts...
        Here is their listing for a 2' length of 5/8"-8 ACME threaded rod..

        https://www.mcmaster.com/#93410a115/=1b89qmo
        Jan 21, 2018
    2. CHKMINI
      CHKMINI
      Chuck, I have room in my cabin if you think you can get down to the Dragon this year. I see this year as the last MOTD for me.
    3. Steelneale
      Steelneale
      Nam now there's something I have fought hard to forget
    4. SMOG
      SMOG
      The TR4a-IRS was a smooth riding machine! The Independent Rear Suspension made all the difference. The 289 V8 upfront added thrills :-)

      The sea kayaks are for exercise and meditation, with the occasional when a ship passes.
    5. Metalman
      Metalman
      Nice.... I especially liked the Kayak collection. In my younger years I used to run white water kayaking on some of the rivers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania..... Great fun! Also liked the Triumph, I had a buddy that had a TR3A and also a TR6, rode like a truck.... Fun cars though...:thumbsup:
    6. SMOG
      SMOG
      Metalman: Saw the reference to being in NAM. Check out my "Ride" in NAM, I even got to MOD it with the 106mm.
      My Rides Over the Years
    7. KittyMini
      KittyMini
      LOL- thanks! :wink:
    8. Justa Jim
      Justa Jim
      Thanks, that is the ship I flew on in Nam. Still going strong, 40 years later, both of us. :thumbsup:
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    Birthday:
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    Occupation:
    Owner of a small custom metal fabrication company,

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