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Someone posted a picture of their hitch with a class three tube attached that was easily removable. I just canít find that post. Anybody out there could help me find it?


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Someone posted a picture of their hitch with a class three tube attached that was easily removable. I just canít find that post. Anybody out there could help me find it?
This might be the thread your looking for:

https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/f36...r-hitch-13890/
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Doug, this is the one I had made up at a welding shop years ago. I copied somebody elseís pattern. I canít find a picture without the bike rack in it. It works very well, Iíve taken an electric bicycle from Pa to Fl with no problem!
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This is my thread---nj6969 "Tire Carrier or Continental Kit"---- din't know how to do links but you can search.

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I found the hitch and took some pics.
The receiver can be mounted on top or bottom of hitch.
I mounted on the bottom so the bike rack would be lower.
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Sorry the pics are sideways, donít know how to fix it!!!
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None of these are the one I'm looking for. It mounted on top and had a U bracket welded to it on the end so you could unbolt it and slide it off with out harmimg the hitch itself
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@RaticalSSR , mine, Post #4, picture #2, slides on and off, just don't add the upright piece.

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Oh s**t. That is it. The upright post caught my eye and I past on it with out clicking on the picture. My bike rack bar will go in further so the tube will have to be longer. Thanks for setting me straight Nick
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I'll probably cut about 1-2" off the upright tube so the tail gate will open all the way without hitting it if the Tire carrier is not in it.

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Someone posted a picture of their hitch with a class three tube attached that was easily removable. I just canít find that post. Anybody out there could help me find it?
I did some Surgery on my hitch. When I added the Center Exhaust I could no longer use the Oris Hitch.
I removed the hitch crossmember and cut off the Oris receiver and welded on a 2" receiver that is hidden behind the License tag. Had to cut a opening in the bumper facia for the hitch and hinged the tag holder. I flip up the tag, slip in the hitch, reach underneath and insert the pin, lay the plate back down. Safety chains hook into holes in the receiver plate. Use a 3" drop hitch to get the proper ball height. Pulled the motorcycle trailer like a charm.
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Texasbaehr not sure if it is the right height but would a Trailblazer hitch have bolted in and been the right location?
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Texasbaehr not sure if it is the right height but would a Trailblazer hitch have bolted in and been the right location?
Nope! Trailblazer crossmember is about 1.5" too deep in the rear and will hit the bumper facia.
I found one at a pick a parts here in the area and measured it. Would require modification to the entire recessed portion of the facia and back up lights.
I know this has been mentioned on here before and yes it would bolt right in but you couldn't get the bumper facia back on.
If you look at the picture of my SSR crossmember in the first attached picture you can see how it is offset toward the front. The Trailblazer crossmember (in the second picture) is almost straight across and has a stamped sheet metal bumper reinforcement tack welded to it that would have to be removed.
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Nope! Trailblazer crossmember is about 1.5" too deep in the rear and will hit the bumper facia.
I found one at a pick a parts here in the area and measured it. Would require modification to the entire recessed portion of the facia and back up lights.
I know this has been mentioned on here before and yes it would bolt right in but you couldn't get the bumper facia back on.
If you look at the picture of my SSR crossmember in the first attached picture you can see how it is offset toward the front. The Trailblazer crossmember (in the second picture) is almost straight across and has a stamped sheet metal bumper reinforcement tack welded to it that would have to be removed.
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Thank You for your post! I was on my way this week to Pick a Part to get a Trailblazer Crossmember! You saved me a bunch of heartache! I love this site, and the people connected with it! Hope I get to see you in Branson Greg!
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