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Old 01-27-2009
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hitch question

I bought a used hitch and it didn't come with any paperwork about mounting it. Its a class 3 hidden hitch for the rear.

When I went to install it, the holes in the frame don't correspond to those in the hitch. Is this normal? I don't want to drill holes in my frame if I don't have to.
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What kind of vehicle did the hitch come off of?
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an 06 ranger, though I never did see it on the truck. It fits the rails just the holes don't line up.
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i pulled one off a gen 1 in a junkyard thinking it would fit, and 2 bolts did, but one was about 1/2 too far forward.
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Anyone got a hitch on an 07? Maybe post a pic of your setup...
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Get a picture of the hitch.
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See if there is a model number on the hitch. I sell hitches and such for a living. I can tell you if the hitch is the correct one. PM me with a pic of the hitch and I'll send you the correct instructions.
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http://www.hiddenhitch.com/fitguides/pdf/N70181.pdf

This is a link to Hidden Hitch and the instructions for a round tube hitch for your truck and the other link is for the square tube version.

http://www.hiddenhitch.com/fitguides/pdf/N87161.pdf
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Thanks I will check it out next time I'm near a comp. No acrobat on my BB.

As for model number I painted it and removed the tags already.
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IF it's off any like 95+, it'll bolt right to the existing holes in the frame. I installed a 07 into an 08 and it bolts right up. That 08 hitch was on a '99 prior to being on the 08. My truck has an 02 hitch on it.

Here's what it should look like....
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ORR....you've got one of those that bolt only to the lower lip of the frame rail. I have no experience with those.
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Does it look like this

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That's what it looks like, only bolts to the lower part.
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Ryan...when you line it up to the frame, does it appear the bumper brackets would be bolted below the hitch, all using the same bolts??
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Yeah I think the hitch goes between the bumper and it's mounts.

I just checked out the .pdf and the next warm day I'll see if it fits. Last time I tried it the spare tire was in the way... so I will put it in place and get some pics, maybe after I'm done working nights this weekend. Thanks guys!
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