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Old 11-29-2009, 10:11 PM   #1
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Class 1-2 trailer hitch

Here's a little something I have been working on for a while now, I have a Class 1 trailer and I'm gonna pull it with a 01TJ with a 2.5 and I figure I want it to accommodate my 15 thousand pound pintle hook in case I ever have to pull the jeep backwards, do I'm building my own.
Here it is so far


we all know what this is


the piece above will be welded to this.


and look like this until I get the bottom plate and gussets welded in


then it will look like this.

I still haven't figured out teh angle to hook it up yet, but I'll try to get to that part next weekend, the steel is 1/4"thick 70 year old galvanized steel, 2" ID square, I chose the 70 year odl steel cause I work for the schools here replacing and repairing fences and stuff and this old fence post had no rust or corrosion on it at all

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:16 AM   #2
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Be sure to grind all the galvanized stuff off before ya weld on it. That stuff can be very dangerous!!

Also, it'd be a LOT better if you made the receiver box go through here instead of just surface welded....

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:00 PM   #3
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Oh yea I ground all the galvanization off before I weld ANY steel, I would have made it go through but both parts are the same 2" Square tube so the best I would have been able to do is cut the long piece and weld it to each side, but see the bottom plate? it has a 1" hole in the center and 2 more of the holes you see under the plate , all three of those got plug welded and the entire mating surface including the gussets got welded with a 1/8" 7018 rod, and then a mig overlay for the cap set at 30/250.
Just for safety
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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Well I totally screwed this little project up, turns out I cut the long piece about 2 inches too short to go near eth frame holes, so I've given up and I'm gonna just get a class 1 bolt on, Any ideas on where to get one guys?
All I can find is frame mounts
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