Exterior 2nd Gen Tow Strap Bolt.....

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  1. Metalman

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    Soooo, you've been looking for a bolt that screws into the MINI tow strap location......????

    And you can't figure out why nothing fits????

    Well you won't find a specific bolt per say..... But there is a simple "work around"....

    The hole that accepts the stock MINI tow hook is something call ACME threads. And in the MINI case, it's 5/8"-8. What's available from various suppliers like McMaster-Carr, is a ACME stud or threaded rod and ACME nut.
    ACME 8 .jpg
     
  2. Justa Jim

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    That is good information for sure. Now, you attach the tow hook to that.....how? :cornut:

    Jim
     
  3. Metalman

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    Jim Jim Jim..... It's not to attach the same MINI tow hook, which obviously screws into the bumper hole. It's in case you want to attach somptin else or different.....:Thumbsup:

    Maybe you want to attach a camera mount to that hole, or maybe one of those strap type tow hooks..... Or maybe you want to bolt on an old chickin carcass.... It's just a way to use the stock threaded bumper hole for sumptin else....:D
     
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    Thanks Chuck! Need to attach the chicken carcass!
     
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    +1. Jim, it's JUSTA BOLT !!!!
     
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    You can use the ACME bolt to attach a variety of ACME products from the ACME Catalog

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    Warning to all MINI owning Coyotes, ACME products may cause you more harm then their intended targets.
     
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    OK, anvil on the front, bear trap on the back...gonna be AWESOME!
     
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    Now I see. It's justa bolt, that you can use for justa-bout anything, justa in case you need one, but will it work on an "S"? :D

    Jim
     

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