Fitting an A Frame to a MINI - help please

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Pecks, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Pecks

    Pecks Deleted User

    Hi all,

    Has anyone got any pics of a MINI with an A Frame attached they could kindly send me?

    I ask as i've just managed to get hold of a second hand TOWTAL A Frame which i'm hoping to fit to our 2001 MINI.

    If anyone can help it would be very much appreciated.

    Many thanks,

  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    YO11 2BD
    [​IMG] firstly, welcome to the FUN site.
    sorry, cant help with photos but please bear in mind it must be fitted to a substantial part of the car ie crossmember/ subframe ect which in turn must be in good nick, no rust holes ect. the stresses involved are pretty high, pulling, pushing and sideways when cornering

    i fitted mine to my corsa using two steel plates, 200mm x 100mm x 6mm bolted at 3 points each side to the crossmember. mine is a caratow unit with two flat plates but you have another problem as the towtal uses two ringbolts which obviously have to lay horizontal which means some kind of vertical mounting plate.
    you could possibly drill and bolt through the front subframe using steel plate strengtheners/weight speaders but i'm sure someone will be a bit more informed than me.

    good luck.


    Last edited: Mar 10, 2008
  3. Pecks

    Pecks Deleted User

    Thanks for this John,

    I know someone has one on a MINI as I saw it last week on M6 near Preston:winky:

    Anymore takers on this ::bigsmile:


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