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trailer hitch?????

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 72jim, Oct 9, 2001.

  1. 72jim

    72jim 1/2 ton status

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    anyone know what year hitch will work on a 1st gen? i'm sure i can just measure it and try to match it up but i thaught maybe someone here has already gone through this task.
    thanks--------------

    72 jimmy
     
  2. Roostr84

    Roostr84 1/2 ton status

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    Why not get a model that is made for the 1st gens. I know there are a few outfits that make them.

    Chris =)

    I think the exhaust fumes have finally gotten to me!!
     
  3. JungleBoy

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    I've got a homemade one I took off my 71 Jimmy, not pretty but stout. You can have it if you'll pay to get it from Houston to where you are.
    JB
     
  4. 72jim

    72jim 1/2 ton status

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    sounds good to me.... if you can give me address i'll send ups in to pick it up. thanks.. alot....could you guess the weight of it and the dimensions?

    72 jimmy<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 72jim on 10/10/01 09:01 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  5. 72jim

    72jim 1/2 ton status

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    i wish the ten places i called knew who they are it would of saved me some time. the key phrase of the day was " my book only goes back to 73"

    72 jimmy
     
  6. Roostr84

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    One was a hidden hitch I know that offered through valley products or something like that

    Chris =)

    I think the exhaust fumes have finally gotten to me!!
     
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    I went through this when I waqs looking for a hitch for my 72. I found that Reese, Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tight, and Algonquin no longer make a hitch for the first gen Blazer. They do still carry hitches for 67-72 pick-ups and 73 and newer Blazers. None of these will bolt to a first gen Blazer though. You should just have a custom one made. I had a custom hitch made for $250 out in California at a muffler shop. They did it while I waited! Welded right to the frame rails (I even run a 37 gallon tank which makes hitch placement even harder). Look into custom hitches before you spend that money to ship a heavy ass used hitch.
     
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    I haven't contacted them, but <a target="_blank" href=http://www.earlyclassic.com>Early Classic Enterprises</a> advertises a hitch for '69-'72 Blazers. It's truly a "Hidden" hitch with the receiver behind the license plate. Follow the link:

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.earlyclassic.com/hiddenhitches.html>www.earlyclassic.com/hiddenhitches.html</a>
     
  10. 72jim

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    thanks i'll check it out. maybe there's a dealer local.

    72 jimmy
     
  11. blazin72

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    I just took a valley style off my blazer so I can get my new aftermarket bumper on. It has one made into it so I dont need that one now.
    If anyone is interested $50 plus shipping.
    Thanks
    Blazin72


    Blazin 72
    1972 K5 350 vortec, 4 inch lift, with nothing else important.
     
  12. chevyracing

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    welding a hitch to the frame is not such a good idea....

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=) [​IMG]
     

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