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Thread in 'Towing' started by Chris McCauley, May 16, 2019.

  1. Chris McCauley

    Chris McCauley Member

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    Okay so I'm looking for hitch option to go to a class 3.
    One option would be to cut the old one out,m the hole bigger put in a 2 inch receiver and have it welded in.
    But then there's the problem of finding a welding shop that'll do it.
    Has anyone actually gotten this done and has a picture?
    The other option I was looking at was being able to cut that crossmember in the back out and replace it with a aftermarket hitch that would go in place of it.
    I know there's the option of having a hitch that drops below the factory one but that looks really stupid.
    Has anyone found an aftermarket hitch that can go in place of the welded one?
     
  2. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Others have welded a class3. As you said, finding a shop.
     
  3. Chris McCauley

    Chris McCauley Member

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    Yeah I've read a few posts about people have done it and I've googled it and read about people that have done it but I cannot find a picture of anyone who's actually done it. Lol.
     
  4. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Some one just posted the pics here
     
  5. Chris McCauley

    Chris McCauley Member

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    I seen them.
    It helped a lot. So I could show pics to a welder so they understood exactly what I wanted. I found a welder. I already cut the old one off. Going to get new one welded in Sunday.
     
  6. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    How did it go?
     
  7. Chris McCauley

    Chris McCauley Member

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    Oh yeah. Lol.
    I got the new hitch in.
    Everything went good, looked good.
    Then I decided to paint it with some leftover black por-15 I had. I used a cheap paint brush.
    So the paint job looks really bad.
    But with its intended use I don't really care.
     
  8. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Lol. Ok great. One day get a foam roller and just re paint.
     

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