Today on this 2006 Chevrolet Uplander we are going to install part number 87410 from Hidden Hitch. This installation also applies to part number 75278 from Draw-Tite. Looking at the drivers side frame rail, you can see there are two existing holes right here, and there will be a third hole drilled right here. On the passenger side we are going to use these two existing bolt holes. The new hardware that comes with the hitch will replace these, and the exhaust bracket will get installed on the top of the hitch. It is also going to be the same story with the body support bracket too. :32
The threads on the drivers side have seen some miles, so, we are going to spray those down with WD-40 and take the factory bolts and just clean them out a little bit. Next, we are going to install the hitch on the bolts that we just cleaned out on the drivers side and also on the bolts we just took out on the passenger side. We are going to hang the hitch by those bolts and snug it down for now and we will use the hitch as a template to drill out our holes in the frame. 1:17
When you install the hitch on this particular model, you want to make sure the bolt hole on the hitch matches up with the bolt hole for our support bracket, that will help you center it up. Once you have it centered the way you want it, snug it down tight, and then we will start drilling. The next thing we are going to do is use a 1/ 2 inch bit and put it in the hitch just to mark the center, and then use a 1/ 4 bit to make a pilot hole and come back through with the 1/ 2 inch bit. This is going to be identical on both sides of the vehicle. What is going to happen next is this bolt is going to be threaded in from the bottom, so that means that this handle nut will need to be put inside the frame. There is an access hole we can use to install the handle nut, but we are going to change the handle nut to make it easier to get down closer to the hole in the frame. The design behind it is to take the handle, and bend it whichever way you want to get inside there. Now take your handle nut, and align it with the hole, so when you tighten it down it does not rotate and pull the handle inside the frame. We are going to repeat this same process back over on the drivers side. 2:41
Back on the passenger side, we are going to take the body stiffener bracket and thread it right to the factory nut. Next, what we are going to do is take out these two bolts, and reinstall the exhaust bracket. Now that we have all our bolts down, we will snug then down, then torque them down as specified in the instructions. With all our bolts torqued down that finishes our install of part number 87410 from Hidden Hitch. As for measurements, it looks like 13 1 /4 inches and from the center of the hitch pin to the edge of the bumper is about 6 inches.
Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Uplander well be installing Hidden hitch part #: 87410. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. . Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements that will assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 1/5 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches.
Today on our 2008 Chevy Uplander well be installing the Draw-Tite hitch part #: 75278. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements that will assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 1/5 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.
Today on this 2006 Chevrolet Uplander we are going to be installing the Valley hitch part number V82000. Before we get started with our installation I am going to show you a couple of final installed dimensions that are going to help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 12 inches. From the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately 7-1/ 2 inches. Now we will move on to our installation. 00:30
Today we are installing a Curt hitch, part number 13336 on a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. First we are going to remove the rubber exhaust hangers and lower exhaust hanger bracket on the passengers side. All right, the next step, it says, is to remove the fascia, but due to previous wiring installation on this model it has already been removed. And the next step, it says, is to disconnect the lower compressor from the drivers side, but this model is not equipped with it. All right, the next step is to use a fish wire to run the carriage bolts and the spacers through the access slots in the frame rail, leaving the carriage bolt and spacer inside the frame rail until the hitch is raised into position. Now you repeat on the passengers side. Now, the next step is to lift the hitch into place and secure it with the bolt and washer.
Today we are going to install part number 13344 on our Chevrolet Uplander. All right, the first thing we need to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust and temporarily remove this body bracket here. At this point we can go ahead and hang the hitch on the vehicle and snug it down to the frame because we have to use the hitch as a template to drill the rest of the holes in the frame. All right, with the hitch in place we will go ahead and drill a pilot hole, and the other holes we have to drill out in the frame will be right here. We will do one on each side toward the rear of the vehicle. And on some models you do not have to drill out back here, but on this model we actually have a hole that lines up with the body mount - no, the body bracket - so we will just go ahead and use that one. The next thing we do is install a handle nut that goes into the side of the frame here. We will bring it to the direction we need to match it to the hole right here. And repeat for the other side.