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Old 04-25-2013, 10:59 AM
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receiver hitch

Can anyone tell me where I can get a Receiver hitch for 1986 Jeep J20. Thanks
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:29 PM
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Can anyone tell me where I can get a Receiver hitch for 1986 Jeep J20. Thanks

Only off the back of another one. They don't make them new anymore. They pop up for sale every now and then.



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Old 04-25-2013, 04:09 PM
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I Modified A Mystery Hitch To Fit My GrandWagoneer. All I Know About It Is It Is AFfew Inches Wider Than The Receiver On My DadS 99 Dodge And It Was Free . Your J20 Will Be Even Wider
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:29 PM
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Google universal receiver hitch. They make them to fit a variety of frame widths.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:33 PM
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ok thanks
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:34 PM
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I just finished making one. Suppose I should post up a foto but I haven't taken any.
Basically a square tube with a receiver cut/welded into the center and 2 rails that bolt onto the frame rails.......... The receiver will exit just below the factory bumper. I'll try to get to a foto tomorrow. Not really a big deal to make one if you weld.


OK then, Here is a link to fotobucket pics. http://s1116.photobucket.com/user/it...20Hitch%202013
The hitch isn't yet installed as the bed is about to be removed in order to do some frame detailing and (repair?) I hope not!
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:59 PM
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You could do what I did for my '86 GW.

Buy the drawtite 3 piece hitch for your vehicle (get one for a '86 GW if not listed for your vehicle)

Get 2 pieces of 6" angle iron cut to the same length as the original rails.

Discard the rails that come with the kit, cut and drill holes in the angle iron so the receiver hitch crossbar will bolt into them, drill and cut the angle iron to match your existing holes. Looks like a professional job when you are done.

I think I paid like $125 for the hitch and I got the angle iron free from a scrap pile.... I used 3/8" thick angle iron -- prolly overkill, but at zero cost and only slight added difficulty in cutting it, I figured it was good insurance.
I don't like the idea of a trailer potentially falling off or getting loose because my rails / hitch broke...

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Ok Thanks Guys. I have talked to a welder and Hes gonna make me one.
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