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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

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Call etrailer.com at 800-298-1624 for expert service. We are your Lincoln trailer hitch experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Curt products for your Lincoln Mark VIII 1994. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part C12053 from Curt can be ordered online at etrailer.com. Complete trailer hitch installation instructions and technical support.
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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

  • Curt
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 350
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Lincoln Mark VIII trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

12053 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12053 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
350 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12053

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

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Appears to be well built. I only had two SLIGHT problems. 1. The instructions weren't clear. They said, "The hole in FRONT of the bolt mounting hole (On the SIDE of the frame,) MAY need to be enlarged slightly . . . The access hole is BEHIND (Toward the rear of the vehicle) while the MOUNTING hole is FORWARD of the access hole. Also, they weren't very specific about HOW to insert the bolt AND the Square Hole Spacer into the frame. (I couldn't place the bolt into the spacer then insert the assembly into the frame. They had to be inserted separately.) 2. The Hitch Pin hole had Welding Splatter blocking it, therefor the hitch pin wouldn't go through. I had to use a hammer and chisel to clean out the hole. If not for these two problems, I would have given this hitch a 5 star rating.

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Ford Thunderbird

Very Well Made. Difficult to mount. Holes in Tbird frame had to be enlarged to accept hardware. Not a problem if you have the tools to do it, but you may not be able to simply bolt it on in your driveway with just a couple of wrenches. I don"t think the Lincoln frame has this problem.

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The Shipping time was fantastic. Received 2 days earlier than expected. Thank You, Doug

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1989 Ford Thunderbird

This hitch looks very well made. Unfortunately the powder coating was done poorly and is coming off in spots.

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Again, very easy. All attachments were there.

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1990 Ford Thunderbird


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1996 Ford Thunderbird

Great product, very fast shipping, and excellent customer service!

- C12053

Very fast shipping


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Does Installation Of Curt Trailer Hitch On 1993 Lincoln Mark Vlll Require Any Vehicle Modification
    Per the attached installation instructions for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C12053, you do not have to modify your Lincoln. There is mention that you may have to enlarge one of the holes when installing the carriage bolt, but there is no other modification required. When installing this hitch you do have to remove the exhaust hanger brackets on both sides of the vehicle. The hitch is a Class ll hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. A note from Curt states that...
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  • How to Install Curt Trailer Hitch on 1994 Ford Thunderbird
    I have some information that will help, but we do not currently have any videos showing a trailer hitch installation on your 1994 Ford Thunderbird. For the Curt Class II Trailer hitch Receiver # C12053, the installation instructions do state that some applications may require that the access hole in the frame of your vehicle be enlarged slightly to accept the hardware. Installation on your vehicle also requires the fishwire technique. This technique uses a bolt leader to pull parts...
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  • Does the Curt Hitch for the 1995 Ford Thunderbird Require Modification of the Body
    The Curt Trailer Hitch # C12053 that you referenced will not require any drilling, cutting or modification of anything to be installed on your 1995 Ford Thunderbird. Check out the installation instructions I attached for this product. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in purchasing the following products: Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # C59496 Hitch Ball 1-7/8 Diameter # 19256 Hitch Ball 2 inch Diameter # 19258
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  • Size of Bolt Used to Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
    The Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver that fits your 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII is part # 36179. The bolts that are used to install the hitch at the location you mentioned where the exhaust is reattched are 2 inch long 7/16 inch bolts. I've linked a video of this install on a 1996 Lincoln for you. You can see this bolt being installed at the 3:25 mark. The Curt hitch, part # C12053, uses 2 inch long 1/2 inch bolts at this location. I've also linked the install details of both hitches...
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