Trailer hitch

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CrashTestDummy
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by CrashTestDummy » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:05 pm

That's nice. Almost like it was made for the car. :lol:
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camrat68
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by camrat68 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:35 am

Do you have a link to where you ordered it? I've been trying my a$$ off to get a hitch for my 13.

Jim
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by s/c'd cav » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:41 am

camrat68 wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:35 am
Do you have a link to where you ordered it? I've been trying my a$$ off to get a hitch for my 13.

Jim
holden parts usa has them in stock in so cal , you would need to contact them , i dont think they are listed on the website

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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by camrat68 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:47 am

Thank you! I dropped them an email.

Jim
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1968 Camaro -my first car.
1995 Black/White 9C1 Caprice
2012 Alto Gray Metallic 9C1 Caprice--The HoDag-Solo axle back exhaust, improved racing OTR CAI intake.
2013 Black/White 9C1--NADACOP-DOD Delete with BTR Stage II cam, Kooks Headers, Solo Hi-flow Cats and Header Back Mach Balanced kit, WestBendDyno tuned.

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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by s/c'd cav » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:46 am

you are welcome

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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by thirdgenfarmer » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:47 pm

https://www.holmart.com.au/holden-commo ... dan-2100kg

This was the item I purchased from Holmart. I wonder what the tow bar will cost from Holden Parts USA. Hopefully I didn't over pay!
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by GammaFlat » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:14 am

There seems to be someone near Detroit that is making or distributing 2 inch receiver hitches for Caprices and SSs (possibly G8s). Info in Facebook "Chevy Caprice PPV - Owners & Fans" section. Zachary Watts is the poster. $350 plus shipping. Some notables: behind license plate, A500 1/4" steel tubing, 4600lb capacity,
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by storm9c1 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:55 am

How does a "behind license plate" version look and work on these cars?
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by GammaFlat » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:50 am

I'm not sure if I love or hate the concept. The posting on FB talks about plate removal or hinged plate. I assume that the hitch being relatively higher is good from a leverage standpoint.
Obstructing or removing the plate does seem to be a problem. I guess the mods to your bumper would be less obvious. They speak of a template so I assume that means some drilling is required. I'm intrigued by the concept. Maybe hanging your plate out of the trunk (like car dealers do) would work.
I feel pretty comfortable the drive-train will "take it".

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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by GammaFlat » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:15 pm

Here's a link to the hitch: https://ipf-3d-print-works.myshopify.co ... h-receiver

He also sells a bunch of other parts for Caprice/G8 platform (lots of plastic stuff). Maybe he's a member of this forum already? I recently saw a reference to his plastic parts on this forum.

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