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.
We have a total of 6 attachment points. The rearmost attachment point already has a hole. Well feed a bolted block through the access hole into this position then well use the hitch as a template to drill these board two fasteners on each side. Each process we do here to the drivers side will get repeated identically on the passengers side. In some cases the manufacturer has made the access hole too small to fit the carriage bolt through.
In those cases well use the access hole just forward across from the spare tire. Using a bolt leader or a pull wire well go in through the attachment point and out to our access hole then well slide our block and thread on our carriage bolt. Now well go ahead and remove the pull wire. Next were ready to attach the hitch. Well be using the lock washer and half-inch nut provided with our install kit.
Its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while you install your fasteners. As you put your hitch in place be careful not to push your hardware back up into the frame. Now we can go ahead and tighten down the two fasteners we just installed. Next using the step bit process well go ahead and drill out the forward two fasteners on each side. Well start with our smaller pilot bit and work our way up through a half-inch bit so we can install the half-inch hardware.
Now that our hole is drilled out were going to go install the fasteners. For our center attachment point well be using the smaller one-inch by two-inch block. Then well remove the bolt leader; repeat the same process for our forward attachment point switching back to the one-inch by three-inch block. Then well go ahead and install the half-inch lock washer and nut. Now well go ahead and repeat the same process on the passengers side. Now with all our fasteners installed we can go ahead and tighten them down. With all the fasteners tightened down well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. With all our fasteners torqued to specification that will complete the install of our Hidden Hitch part number 87507 on our 1995 Ford Windstar.
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 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.
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.