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Re: How to: Make a Tow Hitch, (Detailed Step by Step instructions).


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1110897 posted 02/27/13 11:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting MellowVR4:

Can this thread be switched to the HOW TO section??





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1111502 posted 03/03/13 09:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just my .02 since I started mock-up of mine today. I will be using the stock tow hook brackets and fabbing up a hitch between them. I have them tacked. I'll probably start a thread so I don't clutter up James'. It will look/function almost the same as his, but uses all 8 of the mounting holes. I also need my tow hooks for dyno tie-downs. My bike trailer is 2k max, so I will be only using a class 1&2 1.25" receiver instead of the 2" square that James did. It'll be plenty for the 2-300lb tongue weight of that class.

I will also either tie it into a light weight crash beam/bumper support, or just support the lower edge of the bumper like the factory crash beam does.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1111510 posted 03/03/13 10:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
the only reason I used 2" square tubing for mine is because it was more easily available when I was making the hitch, also good idea using the stock tow hooks. I probably would have tried that, but mine were rusted to shit.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1112571 posted 03/10/13 10:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks James for the inspiration! I have no doubt that the 4 holes would be plenty for what James and I are pulling, but I still needed tow hooks and this was easier than building those as well.

I finished mine yesterday. It can be removed/installed with the exhaust in place with some creative positioning. James does win for no-cut though... I had to trim a little corner on the drivers side. I guess in hindsight, I could have tapered the hitch to clear fine. Maybe if I ever have to pull it off I'll cut it and re-plate the end.

I'll only post the one pic here, the rest of them are in my build thread.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1112623 posted 03/10/13 07:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^ how much would you charge me if i asked you to duplicate that for me, without the paint.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1112649 posted 03/10/13 10:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^^

Ditto. Let me know if you are willing to do that.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1152705 posted 12/19/13 08:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
so i was going to make a hitch to tow my sled, but i ended up getting a jeep. this is what i came up with as add-ons to james already good idea. there just some support extras to prevent it from bending, folding or shifting in any way ever.




the two extra square tubes and a flat bar that gets bolted to an already existing bolt hole. easy add-ons if you have already made one. in my opinion james made a great hitch, but i was nervous with it just the way it was. now james had over 1000 miles of proven use on the hitch, but for me this put my mind at ease as all i could think was what happens if it fold.



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