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
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.
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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It's a Jeep, it's not supposed to work right all the time.
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
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.
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.
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?