I've been living with a trailer hitch my step dad made years ago. I've towed stuff all over the place with it, but have always been a little afraid of it. He also towed a camping trailer with it for years before he died. I can't complain because it has never failed me, but I did get stopped one time because it covered the license plate. Anyway I finally decided I was going to build one and here is how it goes.

The Old Hitch




I used part of a hitch that I got from an x-neighbor for the main part and added braces and a way to bolt it to the trunk wall.



This is the braces and old Henry ford added the holes for me to use to bolt them to.
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Finished product. (Hay! the only can of black paint I had the nozzle was stopped up!)


Finished before putting it back on the car.

I tried to find a hitch that would fit, but was never sucessful. I went to a hitch dealer and they said they would have to build one, but said they would have to drill some holes in the bumper. That was enough for me because I may have it straightened and rechromed one of these days. Don't need any spare holes in it!



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David Thorne Smith
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