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Towing arms missing on my new to me 2008 Cabrio

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Newbie 2008 Cabrio owner here. Planning on towing it in back of my RV, however although there is a base plate with two holes in the front of my Smart, the towing arms and towing frame are missing. I have no idea what to purchase because I don't know what type of plate was installed. All I know is that there are two (non-threaded) holes in my Smart. What arms and A-frame will work?
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If nothing else, a local machinist/engineer should be able to help you out with fabricating a safe replacement.
I think the OP is missing the tow arms, as per her above post. I believe she would just like to buy replacement arms if she knew the brand of base plate. That option could be more expensive then just buying a new complete kit.
I don't know if it would be cost effective for a machinist to just fabricate the tow arms. That is if a machinist is known to the o p and is will to take on outside work. I had a piece of Steel that I needed cut to specific size couldn't find a local machinist to do it and this is in Las Vegas.
IT may be more cost-effective for the OP to buy a whole new tow setup. Which would include a new base plate correct?
I agree that it's probably less expensive to replace, but I don't know how easy these are to find or how dedicated to the car OP is; so figured I would provide a last-ditch alternative "if nothing else". :p
Machinists can be hard to find sometimes, but I have never had a problem finding one when I needed one; just my experience.
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