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Author Topic: Update on my trailer hitch install.  (Read 493 times)
Mex-Busnut
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« on: September 02, 2011, 08:12:44 PM »

Dear Friends,

Hopefully, I have learned enough from all of you to not make too many mistakes.

 Grin

My trailer hitch came off a one-ton Chevy van. The sticker on it says: "6,000 pounds towing weight; 600 pounds tongue weight". It was narrowed, and new brackets and supports were added. (Only tack-welded in first picture.) It was fastened in two place on each of the frame rails, and not the engine mount.

The guys at the welding shop did a very precise cut in the stainless bumper to clear the trailer hitch.

The possible toad (Hyundai Verna) weighs about 2,400 pounds. The little trailer under the car I am guessing around 1,600.
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Dr. Steve, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, North America, Planet Earth, Milky Way.
1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
100 miles North West of Mexico City, Mexico. 6,800 feet altitude.
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 08:20:15 PM »

By the way, I am going to try to get that Turismo Federal sticker off that stainless bumper with a hair dryer. Peeling did not work.
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Dr. Steve, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, North America, Planet Earth, Milky Way.
1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
100 miles North West of Mexico City, Mexico. 6,800 feet altitude.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 11:12:13 PM »

lookin good to me !!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2011, 06:32:31 AM »

Try paint remover on the bumper sticker. Won't hurt the stainless, worked well for me.
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