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MikeSimon

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Pelican Parts C&C
« on: April 26, 2023, 16:14:22 »
At the April 2023 Pelican Parts' Cars and Coffee, a white euro W113. Picture #49 shown on page 2 of the gallery.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/swapmeet_pics/CarsCoffeeApril2023/Page2.htm
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Re: Pelican Parts C&C
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2023, 17:47:15 »
Any idea what this bracket under the bumper is?
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Re: Pelican Parts C&C
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2023, 05:26:24 »
Possibly an aftermarket skid plate mount?
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Re: Pelican Parts C&C
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2023, 17:00:39 »
This being in California, I will rule out a snow-plow mount! 8)
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Re: Pelican Parts C&C
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2023, 19:54:10 »
Maybe it could protect an oil cooler and/or lower radiator tank from coming in contact with high curbs?  How about an a-frame hitch attachment point for flat-towing behind an RV? It might also make a convenient front jacking point for driveway oil changes . . .
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Re: Pelican Parts C&C
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2023, 12:19:30 »
How about an a-frame hitch attachment point for flat-towing behind an RV?.

The picture is of insufficient resolution, and in very dark shadow to really get a good idea, but my vote is with Mike Hughes’ suggestion. There were towing attachment points on an old Austin I had once, and then we had a frame made to connect to them just for this towing purpose. Alas, it wasn’t behind an RV it was because the cars were notoriously unreliable, and frequently needed towing.

I am not certain that flat towing a Pagoda is all that great an idea…
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Re: Pelican Parts C&C
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2023, 16:39:51 »
I had hoped the owner would be a member and step forward...
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner