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Unread 03-25-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Need some help in the Daytona area

Im in the Daytona area for the summer and could really use a little help. im rather limited in any projects or tasks i can tackle due to tools, knowledge and lack of a garage.

In particular i need help removing a trailer hitch from the rear bumper that has been in there since i bought the vehicle years ago. id really like regaining some departure angle and gaining a rear recovery point.

Id be able to cover drink of choice to who ever could help me out

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Unread 03-26-2012, 05:00 AM   #2
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what kind of rec points are you trying to get,and is a bolt on hitch to the bumper or frame
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Unread 03-26-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
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I don't have money for a nice new bumper with ingratiated shackle points, so i was going to get a receiver shackle. http://www.quadratec.com/products/92144_101.htm are these any good? because its better than nothing and better than a tow hitch.

The current tow hitch is being held in place by a locking hitch pin that has rusted the lock out, so it would need to be cut off and then i gotta get the hitch out and seams to be rusted in there pretty good.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:07 AM   #4
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nothing a sawzall won't fix. i've had to cut off hitch pins before. are you trying to remove the entire hitch assembly, or just the receiver? is your hitch a factory-installed hitch, or is it aftermarket (uhaul, reese, etc)? it should just be bolt on either way. i don't know anything about yj's, but it can't be too hard to unbolt the hitch. i've actually gotta do this to mine this week for my rear swing arm fab
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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I'm trying to remove the tow hitch from the receiver. i believe the receiver is stock because its integrated into the actual bumper and im pretty sure its the stock bumper. but the hitch pin is a big locking one and its all rusted out so it would need to be cut first. then its being held in by like 15 years of rust
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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where are you located in daytona? i'm in orlando, and don't really have the gas money to drive out there.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:38 AM   #7
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I'm located in Daytona Beach, but i actually just found someone who might be able to help me, more locally. I really understand the gas money issue and if this doesn't work out i might find out if i have enough to make it down by you.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 11:00 AM   #8
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ok. i live right off I4. hit me up
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Unread 03-26-2012, 01:22 PM   #9
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if he cant do it,let me know i got the tools here,about 15 mins from deland,one of us will get you fixed up
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Unread 03-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #10
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Well we worked away at it for quite a while and we tried beating on it, chaining to a tree and tugging, tried pounding on it with a sledge while tensioned. we even did that and heated it with a torch and we couldn't get it to even budge.
im not sure it was the right decision, but we just ended up cutting it off because it wasn't moving and i was feed up with it being in the way.

I really appreciate all the offers for help though. and if you guys are really that bored or wanna help i have some other projects you could help with.
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Unread 03-27-2012, 04:14 AM   #11
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i had the same happen to me before and ended up cutting it off to,go to the jy to get a new one 25$,or u can get a recever a tractor supply 14$ weld them on
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Unread 03-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #12
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Well im not really looking to tow anything, i was just looking to gain departure angle back because it stuck out so far. If i had managed to get it out id be able to throw a d ring adapter in there and be done, but nothing seams to work out the way you want it to.

Any other cheap/reliable way to get a recover point on the back until i get my new rear bumper?
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Unread 03-27-2012, 11:11 AM   #13
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yeah, weld something to it to hook up to
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Unread 03-27-2012, 11:40 AM   #14
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have me make you a set of drings
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Unread 03-27-2012, 12:12 PM   #15
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What do you make? a set of weld on d ring brackets? and if i want to weld them on to my current bumper, does it have enough strength and rigidity to hold up to use?
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