Today on a 1998 Ford Ranger were going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. Its also supplied part number 75082 from Draw-Tite. Alright this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out when selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 14-3/4 inches, and from the center of the pin hitch hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4-1/2 inches.
Now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. We will show you how the hitch mounts up on the vehicle well go ahead and use this bolt location here, and further back on the frame we will have to drill out a hole. For starters we are going to remove this bolt entirely, and we are going to loosen this bolt as well. And the reason we are going to loosen this bolt up is so that we can lower the bumper bracket just a little bit to remove this J-nut. Were done with the passenger side, now lets go over to the drivers side and repeat the same process. Alright we will take these bolts that we loosened up and we will go ahead and tighten them back up. Okay now we take our hardware and install it into the frame. We will be using this 2 inches by 1 inches block and carriage bolt that will install right here.
Okay at this point would be good to have an extra set of hands to help hold up the hitch in place. Once the hitch is in place we will install the lock washer and nut. Now theres an opening in the hitch for a back bolt here, just make sure it sits around that. Go ahead and snug the bolts down, and we use our hitch as a template to drill our last two holes. We use a half inch bit to mark the center of our hole, and well drill a pot hole first and return with the half inch bit. Okay lets go ahead and install our hardware for the hole we just drilled. Were going to take this spacer block, which is the same as the other block except it has a round hole. Slide that between the hitch and frame and drop our drop in bolt from the top down. Fasten it with a lock washer and nut.
Go over to the drivers side and do the same thing once again. With all the hardware installed well go ahead and snug them down, and then tork them down as specified in the instructions. Alright with that it will finish our install of part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch.
Today on our 1999 Ford Ranger we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 70181. This is what our hitch will look like once it is installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you're selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper its 3-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 17-1/4 inches. This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack or cargo carrier.Before we begin installing the hitch we'll first go ahead and point out the attachment points.
Today's on is 1999 Ford Ranger, we're gonna install part number 13138 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks when installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening, down to the ground, its gonna be 15 and a half inches. From center of a hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper, its gonna be 3 and a half inches. Now, I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
Today on this 2004 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number 70181 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 21 inches. From the center of the hitch pin to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 3-1/2 inches. Alright, now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed on the vehicle. 0:26
Today on this 2008 Ford Ranger, we are going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 75082 from Draw-Tite. OK, we will show you how the hitch mounts up to the frame of the vehicle. You are going to use the existing hole right here and you are going to use this existing spot right here, with the bolt in here. This bolt will be removed and replaced with new hardware. The J-nut behind it will be replaced also. We will start off by removing the hardware right here. And one little thing that you might want to do is go ahead and loosen this bolt up a little bit. That way, it makes it a little easier to move this J-nut here. We are done with the driver side. Let us go ahead and do the same thing again on at the passenger side. 0:44
On this 2006 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number 70181 from Hidden Hitch. Okay looking at the drivers side frame rail I will show you where the hitch mounts up. It is going to mount up on the bottom of the frame right here using an existing hole and also, two bolts go into the side of the frame. It is going to be identical on both sides. :17