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Trailer Hitch Installation - 1990 Ford F-150 - Draw-Tite

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 1990 Ford F-150


Today on our 1990 Ford F-150 were gonna be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75038. For this application, weve 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 or vise grips to secure the hitch to the frame. Its got a total of 6 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 -inch hardware. Now with all our fastening points drilled out, we can go ahead and start installing our hardware. Well be using the -inch carriage bolt and block for the forward two attachment point. Simply slide them in above the frame and drop them into position.

Each process we do here on the driver side, were gonna repeat identically on the passenger side. And for our rearmost attachment point, well be using a -inch bolt and spacer block with the round hole. For our rearmost attachment points, well be using the -inch French nut. 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 fastener in place, well go ahead and install the rear fasteners.

Well be using the split lock washer and -inch nut. With all 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 our fasteners torqued to specifications, thatll complete the install of Draw-TIte Hitch part number 75038 on our 1990 Ford F-150.


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