tow hitch

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by csmith, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. csmith

    csmith In First Gear

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    I have a 79 ranchero with a built up 400m powering it and I was wanting a tow hitch but don't know how to go about it. I can weld but not fabricate. Is there a universal or special hitch I should buy and if so where would I find it. I plan on towing mostly dirt bikes and occasionally a car built for rallyrallycross.
    Any help will be apressiated.
     
  2. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    They exist, but I haven't seen one available new for many many years.
     
  3. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    This is the unit you would be looking for. I got this one from a friend that had a 74 ranchero with a tow package.

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  4. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    You know, making one similar to that would not be all that hard. You'd probably have to make patterns with cardboard and tape, but I can see having one made up.
     
  5. Clark

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    I got the one for my '75GT from U-Haul - BUT that was a long time ago.
     
  6. Robbtroy

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    I Attached A photo of my tow hitch that I had installed back in 2002, it hides behind my license plate.. You'll notice that my gas tank is not currently installed, but it didn't have to be removed for the hitch to be installed. It has served me well. Another benefit to it is that it does not drag in driveways etc... Now for my Full Disclosure: the fold down license plate is off of a Chevy Monte Carlo. Don't judge me.... Lol IMG_20160305_141821.jpg
     
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  7. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    I installed a bar like that on my 72 to reduce tail twisting when I hit the go pedal.
     
  8. LSChero

    LSChero In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Check the local yards for ranchero hitch csmith.Just about every ranchero will have some type of hitch installed.Not sure where you are located,but there
    is a yard in Richfield that has old iron.Might get lucky.
     
  9. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Not mine. The PO I got it from wanted it and made its removal a condition of getting the car for free.
     
  10. bobw79Ranchero

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