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New Hitch Install problems

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01tacoprerunner, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Jan 12, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    So today i picked up a hitch for a Tacoma relativly cheap. Its a Reese Hitch Reciever, it came off an early 2000s Tacoma, it looks like a factory one, but it is missing the bolts and i think i am missing a frame reinforcement plate for inside my frame rails. Any body know where i could get one???

    The Hitch reciever attached to the bottom of the frame rails and fits flush against the bumper.
    I have a 2001 Toyota tacoma Prerunner
    Here is the Cragslist add for it.
    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/1547855299.html
     
  2. Jan 12, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    Also if anyone has pictures of what the piece i am missing looks like i would love to see a Picture or even just a picture of the underside of ur hitch
     
  3. Jan 12, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    Bump Help Chris??? Anybody??? Ahhhhhh Im going Crazy hahaha Jk
     
  4. Jan 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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  5. Jan 13, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    u sure there is a plate???might not be one??
     
  6. Jan 13, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    yo, this video helped me install my hitch. I bought all the hardware at my local hardware store, all grade 8 hardware. I did not have the re-enforcement plate neither. I did not put one in but it looks like its just a 3 inch piece of L shaped steel with 2 holes in it. Goodluck

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zJYkkFkc10
     
  7. Jan 13, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    Yea i think there is one for the hitch i have.

    Yea i contacted Reese to see of i could buy that L shaped piece.
    Or i might make one.
    But mine only attaches at the back of the frame it doesnt attach up towards the front of the truck, i put 2 bolts right at the end of each frame rail and i need the plate cause of the huge hole at the end of each frame rail, which you can see in the video.
     
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