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post #1 of 5 Old 08-21-2011, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Rivets in the way of hitch

So I went to put on a Reese class III hitch on the xj, and first found it was a pita cause the bolts holding the stock skid were rusty and took atleast half an hr each to take off. But I noticed in the second hole in from the back there is what looks like a rivet. I need this hole but I'm not sure what the rivets for. Any ideas of what it goes to and if there's still a welded nut in there?

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-21-2011, 08:28 AM
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They hold the nut strip in place up in the frame. The nut strip has the nuts welded to it that you're gonna be putting bolts into when you bolt the new hitch on.
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-21-2011, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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But it looks like I need that hole. Ill take another look when i wake up haha. Would the skid be the reason it's in a hole that I would need?
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-21-2011, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I got it in. Thanks.
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-21-2011, 11:34 PM
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A floor jack is worth gold if you try the hitch/skid/nutsert/bolt combo alone.
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