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Old 12-13-2019, 08:07 PM   #1
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I am going to be picking up a 74 145 that has no engine or trans, would I be able to tow it with my 245 with upgraded rear springs and the heavy duty hitch? I know with a dolly it should be no problem, but I don't want to harm the control arms, and I'm unsure if a it could handle a flatbed.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:07 PM   #2
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Oh, and it has an m47 trans
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:53 PM   #3
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Tow dolly on the rear wheels with the driveshaft out of the 145 is your best bet.

Or flat tow it from the commando mounts.
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Old 12-14-2019, 07:55 AM   #4
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Wont be a problem. If I remember correctly, 4th gear is recommended for towing heavy loads and I'd use it. You'll need it anyway, stock engines don't have enough power for uphills on 5th gear.
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Old 12-14-2019, 02:29 PM   #5
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Shouldn't be a problem. Towed a 1972 145 with engine/tranny, plus another engine in the back about 50 km with a 242 once. Did fine. Then, did the same about a month later with a 1973 145 behind the same car. Didn't travel as far with that one, but, again, no problem.
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Old 12-14-2019, 02:32 PM   #6
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Yep. Flat tow it with a tow bar. With engine/trans out, it will pull just fine.
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Old 12-14-2019, 03:58 PM   #7
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Tow dolly on the rear wheels with the driveshaft out of the 145 is your best bet.
Or flat tow it from the commando mounts.
Don't you mean "Tow dolly under the front wheels"?
Agree with driveshaft removal.

Not a fan of flat towing.
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Don't you mean "Tow dolly under the front wheels"?
Agree with driveshaft removal.


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Not a fan of flat towing.
Andy and Jack have pulled cars all over tarnation many times and never had any problem.

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