Trailer hitch

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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by CrashTestDummy » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:38 am

Thanks.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by yargnits » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:19 pm

Crazy Paul wrote:Approx US$360 new from Holden
Approx US$400 Airfreight to USA
I know this is an old thread but I'm interested in a hitch. The shipping is a bit much. I don't need it in 3 days... It could take a month! Is there cheaper shipping options?

Also, the exchange rate has gotten worse (for me) and I'm guessing the cost is higher now. Is there an update on price?
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by CrashTestDummy » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:30 pm

You're probably better off emailing Paul directly:

crazypaul@iinet.net.au

Response might be quicker and less-frustrating.
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2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by eagle-co94 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:52 pm

Just an update on my hitch I bought from Australia...make sure you get pictures and confirmation of the actual part shipped because I was the victim of bait and switch. The seller sold me the lower tow rating one that's nearly worthless to me.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by philofab » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:39 pm

So, I didn't feel like spending $1000 on a hitch and I didn't want the lame capacity of the Curt hitch, so I made my own.

Here is a little info for anyone else that decides to do it.

The bolts for the bumper brackets are 10MMx1.50x100MM for the long ones. You want grade 10.9 (eq to Grade 8 standard)

2x3x.250 wall rectangular tubing just barely fits into the bumper bracket holes (frame rails)

You can cut the impact bar brackets off of the bumper brackets and they will fit over the 2x3 tubing.

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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by philofab » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:05 am

I whipped this up in about an hour.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by eagle-co94 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:47 am

Nice work!
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by camrat68 » Tue May 01, 2018 3:43 am

How much to make another? :D

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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by camrat68 » Thu May 10, 2018 5:17 pm

philofab wrote:I whipped this up in about an hour.

Any pictures of on car fitment?

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1968 Camaro -my first car.
1995 Black/White 9C1 Caprice
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by eagle-co94 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:35 pm

I know this is an old thread but I'm curious what solution everyone came up with for trailer harnesses? I just ordered the Hopkins 48925 from Amazon so I can install my hitch in a couple days.
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