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Is this tow-eye location too low?

I need to install a front tow-eye on my '71 911. My dad has his sticking out of the little gap at the bottom/middle of his S front bumper (sorry I don't have a pic). Basically it is at the bottom edge of the front bumper.

This strikes me a way too low if you need to be towed out of anyplace that isn't paved (most likely).

Thoughts? I'd love more pictures to consider.

Something sticking out of the horn grill seems to make sense to me but honestly the setup my dad has is easier to do...

(yes, I've search and seen some pictures but I didn't read anything compelling regarding the useability of different locations)
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Eric,

I think that it would depend on your car's ride heigth. Here's some pics of the front towhook on my car. Even though it is mounted under the front bumper, there is still plenty of clearance.

It is attached via two of the bolts on the front torsion bar cap. Longer bolts are used to accommodate the towhook and tiedown loop.

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Sergio,

I like your tow hook arrangement. Is it a custom?
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Eric,

Mine is custom made but there are several sources for towhooks that can be easily adapted to bolt onto the torsion bar caps. One is Rennline (www.rennline.com).
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Thanks!

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THe only time this might be an issue is if you're deep in the gravel... An emergency crew might not want to take the time to dig for it if you're in a dangerous location. That being said, mine is also mounted there.
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I went thru the horn grille. Turns out the top of the battery box (either side) is right in line with the middle slot. No mods needed, when you remove it only a couple of holes in the top of the battery box remain as an adulteration of your car. Of course this only works up to '73. All you need is a straight, flat, long tow eye.
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