Today on this 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis, we'll be installing Curt hitch, part number 13707. Now we've gone ahead and held the hitch up into place using it as a template to spray paint where our mounting points will be. Now we'll use a stent drill process to drill up through our half inch hole that we need in our frame. The hole closest to the bumper needs to be as close to the center of the vehicle as possible. We'll use a center punch to mark the hole within our template at all four places that we'll be drilling. Now with all four of our holes drilled, we can use our fish wire to fish through the forward most mounting location towards our access hole here in the frame.
We'll feed the fish wire through; you can bend your fish wire on the end here to keep it from pulling through the frame. We're going to attach our spacer block and carriage bolt to our pole wire, lead them up through the access hole and now to our mounting location. We can then remove the pole wire and we'll repeat this procedure the same on the driver's side. Now that both our front attachments points are in the frame, we can put in our rear attachment points, again we'll use a spacer block in our carriage bolt and feed it down through our drill mounting hole. And we'll do the same for the driver's side.
Now that all our hardware is in the frame, we're ready to put the hitch into place. With the hitch in place, we'll use the square spacer and the hex nuts. It'll be a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch up while you install your fastener. And with all our hardware in place, we can then tighten it down and thwart it to the specification as indicated in the instructions. And now that all our bolts our thwarted to specification, that'll complete our install of Curt Hitch part number 13707 on our 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis..
Today on this 2003 Grand Marquis, we are going to install part number 13707. The first thing we are going to show you is where the hitch mounts up to the frame. There are no existing holes in the frame. So what we are going to have to do is go ahead and hold the hitch up, mark our holes and then drill out the frame. To prepare the frame, what you want to do is make sure you have gotten rid of any large weld splatters that are along the seam right here. This one is in pretty good shape but if you see anything you can take a chisel to it and just knock it off and it will be clean right there. The next thing that we need to do is make a mark from the end of the frame towards the back about 1 inch. And we will line our hitch up with that. It is about 1/8 of an inch past this point right here. You can see how the steel wraps around. Basically right on this seam right here, where it was welded, will work just fine. So, we will line our hitch up against that. We will make sure we mark it even on both sides. 0:51
Today we are going to do an install on part number 36116 which is a Class II Frame Trailer Hitch. We will be installing it on a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS. This also applies to Hidden Hitch part number 90139. The hitch gets installed along this frame right here no existing holes to use so basically we will clamp the hitch up there and spray paint our holes. We will then the hitch and drill our holes then reinstall our hitch with the necessary fasteners. First up we are going to lift the hitch up there and clamp it. You need to use of an extra pair of hands because you do not want it falling on you