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Idiot Hitch Installation

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by genxer36, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 [OP] Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Class lll Hitch Install... (patent pending..)
    Wouldn't you love to see how the trip went...? Good chance he ended up doin' some unintended off roadin' somewhere. Check the 'hills' in the background. Howja like to meet this rig on a two-lane road....coming down the mountain in your direction...? :eek:


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    She's hitched up and ready to roll!! Amazin' how the extra weight smoothes out the ride. Needed to air up the rear tires a bit ('bout 160 psi).

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    Added some super heavy-duty chain for extra support on the tailgate, (note the 'Heavy-Duty 'S' hooks to attach the chain) Also paid-up for some BIG Number 5/16 sheet metal screws to attach the Reese hitch frame to the tailgate (see 'em there? one on each side...) Likely two more through the carpet into the floor pan inside....
    Yep, probably overkill, but didn't want the possibility of having an axerdent.

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    Most of the time was spent on the front porch whittling down that MASSIVE solid pine 4x4 to fit precisely down into the hole in the ball mount receiver.
    Note also - The 14'x14' piece of 3/8' plywood on the underside of the tailgate to distribute the load more evenly and beef up that tailgate support.
    'A MAN CAN'T BE TOO SAFE'...!!
     
  2. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    Slypted

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    :rofl:I've seen some crazy shit like that growing up in WV. Some people will try anything.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    Untamed_SS Stayed Up Too Late

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    Ho Lee Cow! :eek: Is that even legal? Highly doubt it.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    genxer36

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    Someone emailed that to me. I had to share. It was too good to pass up.:eek::D
     
  5. Dec 16, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    Danzer

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    He really went overkill on the support. I bet the stock tailgate could handle that load easy.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Dec 16, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    All they have to do now is fetch up some road kill for dinner!

    Do they surf in the bathtub? :poking:
     
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