A-Frame modifications required for Smartcar

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  1. Bazzermc

    Bazzermc Funster

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    We are looking for advice on whether an A-Frame we received with our motorhome can be used with a Smartcar and if so, what modifications are required to the Smartcar?

    Pictures are included for the A-Frame.

    Also, if you have tips, etc. on using an A-Frame we would very much like to hear them.

    All advice is greatly appreciated.

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  2. mike mcglynn

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    Hello your system looks like mine which is a caratow a frame have a look at their website there is all you need to know, sorry I don't know how to do a link but I have seen lots of smart cars on this type of frame so you should not have a problem.
     
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    the frame itself is standard, all you need is the car specific fittings to change to a different vehicle
     
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    As it is an Armitages A frame why not ring them for advice?
    As for towing the Smart ALWAYS make sure the car is in neutral and you have PRESSED THE FOOTBRAKE before you set off, otherwise the car remains in 1st gear and can demolish the engine very quickly!!!!
    Cheers, Dave:xThumb:
     
  5. Phill D

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    As has been said above; you have the A frame which is universal you now need the Smart car fit from the A frame supplier fitted to your Smart.
     
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    Thanks all for this useful advice.......

    I have sent email to Armitages.........
     
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    i think they have change to the new ecu type with eye bolts
    and done away with with the bar
     
  8. Bazzermc

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    I had a reply from Armitages, £500 for the conversion to older Smartcar and £650 for a new one.
    Just seen tidy Smartcar, on Autotrader, with conversion already done, may look at that after Christmas, if still there.
    Thanks all.
     
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