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Re: Our 1969 Eagle 05 number 7900
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:09 am


[quote="Songman"]Hey buddy... I will write up a tutorial.

Having just finished installing a towmaster towbar and base plates on my HHR toady, I was feeling pretty smug, I had a clear cut sense of accomplishment about me, and then I saw this string.

Jeeze, now I just want to fill the tub with luke warm water, light some candles and slit my wrists!

Incredible, an amazing adventure in design, good job!

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Hey Don, How about a write-up in the tech section about that HHR tow bar. My wife has an HHR and I would love to see what you did.

Glad to see you back, Steve. Looking forward to seeing all you are getting done.
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[quote="Songman"]Hey Don, How about a write-up in the tech section about that HHR tow bar. My wife has an HHR and I would love to see what you did.


Basically all I did was buy the materials and the set up (IE:towbar and baseplates) and install them, not that awful bad, but difficult as you already know, because the HHR has that extremely low ground clearance. We have a '08 Tahoe which I feel would have been a lot simplier, but I didn't want to tow a big car (4X4 - 4 door) and wanted the HHR for the 27-29 MPG and zippy feel after getting out of a bus.

It is a good set up and is well engineered, not a whole lot of surprises. I don't have time for articles or any of that, as I am in the middle of a 40X70 bus shop project and a new home for "Daddy's Hobby" and that has kept me really hooked up since last August.

Maybe later, but right now, not feasible.

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I've lowered our HHR 2 inches too. Might not be the best choice for towing. Thanks.
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Hi Guys , We had an HHR as a tow and we loved it . One word of caution :D Be sure and pull the fuse that is in the fuse block on the right side panel by the console if your going to tow it for more than 3 days . I learned the hard way and had to jump the battery . But other than that they are sweet to pull. 8-)
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Eagle Andy wrote:Hi Guys , We had an HHR as a tow and we loved it . One word of caution :D Be sure and pull the fuse that is in the fuse block on the right side panel by the console if your going to tow it for more than 3 days . I learned the hard way and had to jump the battery . But other than that they are sweet to pull. 8-)


After crawling around the shop on my belly like a west Texas reptile for two days, I cannot imagine "lowering and HHR" 2 inches more than it comes stock. I read the pulling instructions in the owners manual first before towing and it mentions the fuse you were talking about.

Neat little truck, wanted to paint it like a woody wagon, but the wife nixed that. Marriage has it's trade offs it seems.

Ceste Le Vive.

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Man you guys have been chatty while I have been riveting my butt off....lol....... It will take me a month of reading to catch up on the boards.

I have been to busy to get on the putter for a while


I am working on catching up the blog and now I will try and catch up here. Been a lot going on around here.


HTTP://ourbusconversion.blogspot.com/

Its going to take me some time to figure out how to move a pic to this post.
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Steve, It is so good to hear from you. I was thinking about you the other day while I was under our bus getting it road ready! ;)
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Yea Steve glad to see you back , looking forward to seeing what your proect looks like 8-)
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Wow Steve, you have been making great progress since I saw the bus last October.

Unfortunately the photos do not do justice to the innovation and quality of your work.

I sure hope that you can get that sucker on the road this year. Any chance of making it to Branson in October - even as a fancy "tin tent"?

Jim
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