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Old 05-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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I am trying to find a 90 degree/right angle bracket. Something like this:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-S...6#.UYu-F0pmako

I am looking to install a tow hook on the rear of my 2010 STI. I have an n1 exhaust and am planning to install a tow hook in the empty spot. I want to weld the bracket to the frame of the car and then bolt in the tow hook. I want the tow hook to be functional so I am looking for a very solid bracket that wont bend. Please let me know. Thanks.

I will be using the benen tow hook laying flat. i want to install looking like this:

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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second picture didn't work- but I know what you're going for. why not just use what you posted in the first picture.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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it said for wooden application. I just searched for the most expensive bracket home depot had (assuming it would be the strongest). I am not sure if it will withstand the force if i actually use it for towing.

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #4
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I would just go to HD/Lowes/Hardware and grab a few of whatever they have for brackets, and do a trial and error. maybe buy "L" brackets without pre-drilled holes, and put a couple togother (weld) for thickness/strength, then drill your holes, so they line up through the few brackets. You'll have to grabe some hardware as well. I usually get the general idea of what i want to do, buy a handful of random parts, then proceed through trial and error until they work out. Good luck.

edit: I don't have a GR chassis so it's hard for me to visualize what you're working with under the car. Post some pics and perhaps other people will have some insight of what to buy/use.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #5
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That makes sense. I know that someone must have done it before but now I cant find them. I figured someone that did it would chime in and tell me what they used. I guess Ill just do your method. Thanks
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Mcmaster Carr has to have something better than the crap at home depot. But if you're going through the trouble of welding it on the car, just have the person doing the welding fab you up a custom bracket. They can gusset it too for you.

I know my local fab shops could make you something in an hour or two for $40 or so and it would be way better than the off the self crap at local hardware stores.

Hell, you could even try a local metal supply store and see if they have any angle iron scraps you could have. Something like this:
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