Correct way to assemble factory draw bar / trailer hitch with bumperettes? -
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post #1 of 5 Old 07-01-2013, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Correct way to assemble factory draw bar / trailer hitch with bumperettes?

Does anyone have and photos showing the correct way to install the factory draw bar / trailer hitch with the factory bumperettes? I can't find a photo or diagram that clearly shows how it's all supposed to fit together. I'm hoping to buy bolts so I can install the draw bar but until I know how it all goes together, I don't know what length bolts to get.


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post #2 of 5 Old 07-01-2013, 06:03 PM
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The way mine was setup was the trailer hitch mounted between the bumperettes and the frame, though I replaced the bumperettes long ago.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-22-2016, 10:03 AM
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See attached picture from 1973 service manual. This is how it is installed my 1972 CJ5.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-22-2016, 10:19 AM
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Here's an archived photo I have. Bumperette is attached over the mounting tab of the Draw bar

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-22-2016, 11:44 AM
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Here is a diagram of the later model factory draw bar. The factory draw bar rear crossmember bracket (#9) is mounted under the bumberettes and a spacer is used on the outboard side to adjust for the draw bar thickness. Be sure to include the frame tie-ins (#21) and anti-crush sleeves (#23) if you tow anything with it. Many CL and ebay sellers do not include those essential components.
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