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Old 12-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #15
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Unless you can find an attorney that is a certified welder...


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Old 12-09-2013, 05:53 PM   #16
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The information posted by Slowmover about the Plymouth was the exact factory tow package that my grandpa ordered for his station wagon. I remember him talking about it and seeing the hitch design brought it all back.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:54 PM   #17
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If you have the good pics from Andy you would think a good hitch shop would put one together for you.

On our Nissan Van I bought a Uhaul class III and modified it myself to a class IV+ level. A few hour work. Not a big deal. Very solid and flex free.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:30 PM   #18
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If you have the good pics from Andy you would think a good hitch shop would put one together for you.

On our Nissan Van I bought a Uhaul class III and modified it myself to a class IV+ level. A few hour work. Not a big deal. Very solid and flex free.
I can see the piece you added behind the draw tube. Did you also add that gusset which is right on the draw tube? Nice job.
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I would buy a Reese Class 3 and build onto it. This is what I did on mine. I got some square tubing the same as the hitch was made of, 2 pieces of channel for the end brackets and made it into an H shape the way Can Am does theirs.

I cut the pieces myself and tacked them together on the vehicle, then removed it, took it to a welder and had it welded solid (I only have a small wire feed welder). It took less than half an hour to weld it, and when he was done he said "you could tow a dump truck up the Rocky Mountains with that hitch" ha ha.

When you look at the hourly rate a good welder and fabricator charges, it makes sense just to buy a good receiver or buy one and modify it. Plus the Reese is already engineered for your car which saves some time and head scratching.
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:08 PM   #21
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Anyone built their own receiver? In consideration of my Chrysler 300 S project, I am looking at all ways to accomplish the right receiver to two my 25 Flying Cloud. There are stock receivers that can be modded of course, such as the way Andy T. does it. But then I thought, if I am going to a fabricator/installer, maybe I can have one custom made. I discovered that Reese actually sells "parts" from which a fabricator can build a hitch.
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It doesn't look that difficult for a good welder/fabricator. Any comments?
What year and powertrain?
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