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Hitch modifications

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok so I got a great score..
    guy said it was from a 1980's chevy...
    well it is different than my truck..
    so gonna have to modify it..
    but comon that is what we are all about isnt it

    so I guess im going to have to put my bumper on to get measurements...
    right now the top part is 6" below my frame...
    also I notice the sides are bolted on then welded...so if I unbolt it and cutoff and or grind the welds off.. I can move it up... re-drill the holes and bolt it back on.. then re-weld...
    so by looking.. how much shorter do you think it needs to be?
    boy it would be nice for a bolt on appliation though..... modifications are nice but now this is going to be a longer project....
    I know the receiver is not on straight... .I have bolts from the C channel for my winch in the way so I offset it just for the pics.. and held on for now...

    shot from back
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    shot from side
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  2. broncoman6524

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    thats for a blazer not a k-series...nice. i use milk crates for stools too!lol

    does it look like the D-rings were a original piece or welded on?
     
  3. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    it came off of a fullsize. the guy sold the truck a day earlier... but no biggie...I can make it fit.... I know I can... just gotta figure out how much to come up with it....


    the D rings are welded on... however appear to be clean welds...

    there is a yellow sticker on top that says 16,000lbs with a lunette or 10,000lb with a ball setup

    so I am not even sure what class receiver it is...
     
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    w.e. it is...its BEEFY! lol.
     
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    Hey I got the brackets you need to make it work. I just removed my rear drawtite and removed the end brackets which were just bolted on and then I weld the reciver in between the frame rails. If you want the end brackets just pay shipping and there yours. THe brackets I what are short so it wont hang down so low and there are 3 bolts on each side.
     
  6. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    hmmm do they look like they will bolt right on to this?
    I will have to measure the 3 bolt hole distance.... but that maybe duable...

    although i could make this work... either way I have to grind mine off.. and unbolt it... I will let you know.
    Thanks
    Jeff
     
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    The welds may be good but the cross tubes are usually pretty thin on the manufactured recievers like that. I would be hesitant to trust the D-rings for fear of base-metal tear-out JMO
     
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    just talked to my dad... he said to measure up what I need then bring it to the shop ... we will cut it off and re-weld it on... he said we can make what I have work... however if We do screw it up enough... Ill drop ya a line and get them from you.... but you will know if I dont need them if I post a pic of it on my truck... :wink1:


    yeah im not gonna use the D-rings for much.. it just happened that they were there.... still I can use it if I pull a trailer.... hook the safety chains to the d-rings....

    I will pull from the hitch by inserting my tow strap in and putting the pin in....
     
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    looks like it's gonna be really low , killing your departure angle. if you take off the sides and swap them from left to right and right to left, it looks like it will match right up to your frame.
     
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    it does look like it is going to hang low.. even if I cut it and move it up.. wonder if I should just weld it to my winch mount..... hmmmm what ya think? my winch cable comes out right above the C channel so it wont be in the way.
     
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    can you take some pics.. with a tape measure and email them to me?
    rootbreaker@comcast.net

    also figure shipping to 08094

    I have to grind mine off and unbolt it due to it is too wide.. even if I re-drill new holes it will be close to not fitting.
     

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