Today we are going to install part number 13085 from Curt, and we are going to install this on a 2000 Ford Windstar van. I will show you where the hitch bolts up to the frame. It is going to use this existing hole right here. We are looking at the drivers side frame rail. And there are two more holes up in the frame which will be drilled out for the hitch. And it is going to be identical on both sides of the vehicle. First off, we are going to start by installing the hardware into the frame. What is going to happen is, we are going to run this fish wire into the end of the frame rail and out this existing hole here. We pull our hardware from outside back in, and then back out the bottom. It is kind of on the short side, so be careful that you do not pull your wire all the way through. That is it. We will do the same thing now on the passengers side.
At this point, we can go ahead and install the hitch onto the vehicle just using the two bolts just installed. At this point, go ahead and get the bolts finger tight, and then center the hitch on the frame the way you want it. You have got plenty of movement with the bolt hole in the frame. You can move it left and right or front to rear, as needed. Generally I like to try to get the cutout in the hitch to match the hole in the frame. And once you have it centered the way you want it, then go ahead and snug down the first two bolts. And once you have the hitch mounted up into place, what is going to happen now is that the hitch is going to be used as a template to drill out the two remaining holes in the frame.
We will go ahead and mark the holes using a pilot bit, a 1/4-inch bit, and then we will follow up with a 1/2-inch bit. OK, now we will follow it up with our 1/2-inch bit. Now we can go ahead and start fish wiring our hardware back in - the same process as before. We will run our bolt leader in, out to this side access hole, install the lock, thread in our bolt, and pull it on through. Now sometimes it might be a little bit easier if you have a problem running the bolt through, just maybe take the hitch down and run the holes up to 9/16, just one size over. That will give you a little bit of extra room to pull the bolt through, too. All right, now we will go over to the drivers side and do the same thing again.
We have got all our hardware installed. Let us go ahead and tighten down the nuts. Once you have the bolts all snugged down, then you can go ahead and torque the bolts down, as specified in the instructions. With that, that finishes our install of part number 13085 from Curt.
Today on our 1995 Ford Windstar were going to install Hidden Hitch part number 87507. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-3/4 inches. This will help you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.
Today on our 1995 Ford Windstar were going to install the Draw Tite Hitch part number 75055. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-3/4 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.
Today on this 2002 Ford Windstar we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 36189. This installation will also apply for Hidden Hitch part number 90097. We are underneath the vehicle and the first thing we want to do is lower the spare tire out of the way to give us a little bit more working room. Taking a look at the driver side frame rail we have got a larger existing hole here at the end of the frame. That is going to provide our rear most attaching point for our trailer hitch and that is going to be the same on both the driver and passenger sides and then we will put the hitch up. We actually have to drill the forward most hole that we are going to be using as our attaching point. That is going to be in this area right here. That is the same on both driver and passenger sides. 00:35
Today on this 2001 Ford Windstar, we will be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 75055. This installation will also apply to Hidden Hitch part number 87507. Okay we are underneath the vehicle and we are looking at the driver side frame rail. We are going to go ahead and point out the mounting location for our trailer hitch here. As you can see here at the end of the frame rail we have got two existing holes. We are actually going to be using the longer oblong hole as our rear most attaching point on each side of the vehicle. What we are going to be using is the carriage bolt and block combination that we are actually going to feed through the frame and pull down through this hole.
Today we are going to install part number 13085 from Curt, and we are going to install this on a 2003 Ford Windstar. All right, we will go ahead and start our install. What we are going to do is run our fish wire through this hole, come out this hole here, where this wire is, and then we will go ahead and pull our bolts back through. Run your fish wire, run your plate on. Go ahead and slide it in, make sure you do not - make sure to keep the wire out on both ends of the frame - and then thread on your bolt. Then pull it on back through, just like that. And you want to do the same thing on the drivers side.