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Trailer Hitch Installation - 1990 Ford F-150 - Hidden Hitch

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Instalaltion of a Trailer Hitch on a 1990 Ford F-150


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.



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