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Front receiver hitch- do they sell em or do i have to make one?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by COCHEV, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. COCHEV

    COCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    where can i get one? anybody got pics of theirs custom or otherwise and details?

    thanks,

    jason
     
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    you can get them from four wheel parts i think 160.00.probably make one for cheaper but they do sell them
     
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    i made mine for like $20 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif ill try to get some good pics of it tomorrow /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thats what i was thinking about doing. looks good! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    shannon, is yours made from an old receiver or from scratch? if i build a custom one i wanted to know what size tubing to use that will accept standard stingers.
     
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    Thanx. It didnt take long to make up. I cut it down to make brackets for it, test fit it inside the rails and decided to weld it in. I can never KEEP to a plan. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    You can buy the tube premade for the reciever. Even has the extra loop around it like a store bought hitch. You can get it at most trailer shops or machine shops.

    I have a body lift so it comes out under the bumper, if I didnt have one I could make a pass thru in the bumper then use a fold down licence plate bracket to hide it or still have a front plate.
     
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    The one on the front of my '91 suburban is a boughten unit. I think JC Whitney sells them. Mine might be a hidden hitch unit, would have to go in the barn and look to be sure.
     
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