Today on our 1990 Ford F150 were going to be installing Hidden Hitch part #: 87471. For this application were gone ahead and removed the spare tire. Now were ready to install the hitch. Its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you put the hitch in place. Well use a pair of clamps of vise grips to secure the hitch to the frame. Its got a total of six attachment points and each one of these will need to be drilled out before you can install your hardware.
Using the hitch as a template well go ahead and take a pilot bit and start drilling out our holes. Now with all our pilot holes drilled out we can go ahead and take the hitch down and continue drilling them out large enough to fit our half inch hardware. Now with all our fastening points drilled out we can go ahead and start installing our hardware. Using the half inch carriage bolt and block for the forward two attachment points. Well slide them in above the frame and drop them into position.
Each process we do here on the driver side will be repeated identically on the passenger side. And for our rearmost attachment point well be using a half inch bolt and spacer block with a round hole. For our rearmost attachment points well be using the half inch flange nuts. Now its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while you install your flange nut. Now with our forward fasteners in place well go ahead and install the rear fasteners, well be using the split lock washer and half inch nut.
With all of our hardware installed we can go ahead and tighten it down. Now with all our fasteners tightened down we can go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. With all of our fasteners torqued to specifications that will complete the install of our hidden hitch part #: 87471 on our 1990 Ford F150.
Info for this part was:
At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.
Today, on our 2011 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Curt hitch, part number C14002. This is what the hitch looks like once installed. Next, we're going to give you couple measurements. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper, 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground, is 18-1/2 inches. Now, we'll go ahead with the installation.
Today in this 2012 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab, were going to install part #13368 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on our truck. Next, well go ahead and give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as the ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 19 inches, and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3 inches.Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Now to start off our install, we'll go ahead and show you where the hitch mounts up. Its going to mount up using this oval hole at the bottom of the bumper bracket and the second place is going to be this hole right behind the rear suspension shackle.
Today on this 2007 Ford F-150 Super Cab we're going to install Part #C13365 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the truck. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to ground will be about 18 and 1/4 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the hitch will be about 2 and 1/2 inches. Now, the hitch does go past the bumper as well. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First off, we'll go ahead and mark your attachment points on our truck. We'll go ahead and do a dry fit on our hardware.
Today in the 2007 Ford F150 Supercab we're going to install part number 87418 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on a truck. Next I'll give you some measurements to help you out selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of your receiver opening down to the ground will be about 19 1/2 inches. From the center of your hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3 1/4 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed on the truck. First off we'll go ahead and show you where a hitch mounts up to a truck.