I have a ‘95 Caprice wagon, and saw a ‘92 Roadmaster sedan at a junkyard the other day with a mint condition DrawTite Class III hitch under it.
… looks like sides attach to the frame rails, then the center section bolts to the two side sections.
I’d love to score it for my wagon but don’t know if it’d fit or not.
Sure. At the price you're gonna pay the yard it matters very little whether it fits. You get to confirm yourself if so, or figure what little mods it may take to work. Worst case even total misfit sell it to plenty of guys on record here who have put up WTB. Grab it!
Completely agree with 96 Black.
DrawTite already profited, now you've found it.
Whether it fits your wagon or not - probably not, for reasons related to the fact that wagon fuel tanks differ from sedan fuel tanks - don't pass up the chance to learn from it, and/or sell it to us.
96 Black said it better.
Originally Posted by grandpas wagon
Wagon frames are fully boxed, sedan frames are not. IIRC correctly 9C1 are?? As for dimensions and fitment, not sure and too busy now for a search, but there are differences in gas tanks and exhaust.
But a hitch in that shape is a real find.
Pretty much true.
The only important difference between sedan and wagon frames, is FORWARD of just behind the back door.
Wagon frames are boxed. Sedan frames should have been boxed, but were left C-channel.
Just behind the rear door is where the differences become far more significant; that is to say, I do not know how anyone could properly mount a sedan body onto a wagon frame or vice versa without important alterations to the frame and/or body becoming necessary.
The major structural difference between civilian sedans and 9C1 sedans is between the frame and the body.
a) 9C1s got ALL the body-to-frame bushings that the civilian sedans should have received.
b) 9C1 bushings were stiffer and more brittle, whereas civilian bushings were softer and squishier.
Boxing a sedan's frame, and installing the missing bushings, are both high bang-for-the-buck handling improvements.
FORGOT TO MENTION: Installing a hitch onto a sedan [or wagon] is also a[n underrated, overlooked] high bang-for-the-buck handling improvement.