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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-10-2014, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Class III/IV Hitch Group Purchase

I am finalizing the design on a Class IIII/IV wagon hitch, and am guaging interest on making a small run of these. The goal is to have a design that fits 77-96 wagons. Here is a sneak peak at the design, you will see the chain plate, receiver tube are not in the model, but i wanted to get the side plates out to my laser cutter so he can get working on those ASAP.




The hitch uses the ~17mm hole in the underside of the frame rail, as well as the 4 lower bumper shock bolts, similar to how the production hitches were made when they were still available. . The bumper bolts are will be upgraded to 10mm bolts, likely grade 9.8, up from the stock 8mm bolts. Minor drilling will be needed to open the holes up from ~9mm to 10.5, aka roughly 13/32. You will see that i have included access to attach the dual exhaust hanger brackets for the LT1 cars, and the hitch should not interfere with the earlier single exhausts that route closer to the fuel tank.*


Hardware includes:
2-internal frame plates to keep the bolts from turning
2- 1/2" Carriage bolts
4- M10 bumper mount bolts
4-M10 flange nuts
4- heavy self tapping screws for the exhaust brackets.*

I am targetting a price of $225 + shipping. This will include all mounting hardware required and I intend to ship them uncoated/unpainted, since they get chipped up in shipping anyway. I'd also like to do these in batches, so feedback on a group purchase is welcome.*

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-11-2014, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the current design. I have the bumper pieces and side plates out for quote now. Once I get a better idea of those costs, I'll announce final pricing.
Total shipping weight should be pretty darn close to 45# if my calculations are right.


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Interested!

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-16-2014, 10:11 AM
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I have a friend (user name , racerxiii) who just purchased a 96 1a2 wagon and needs one. he's definitely in for one, he would have replied on here but theirs some kind of 20 post min.


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Parts for the first prototype are out for laser cutting. Robss96dcm, have your friend PM me, but I'll add him to the list.

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Interesting. Would love to see finished mock up on car when you're done with the prototype. Can't really beat my 30 hitch, but the thing is huge, heavy and sits to low, so I have to keep my car jacked up pretty high in the rear to not scrape.

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Interesting. Would love to see finished mock up on car when you're done with the prototype. Can't really beat my 30 hitch, but the thing is huge, heavy and sits to low, so I have to keep my car jacked up pretty high in the rear to not scrape.
I'm working on a design that would fit behind the license plate of the Street Trends roll pan. This will eliminate any low hanging receivers.

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Details of the standard hitch are over on the gmlongroof forum.

http://gmlongroof.4umer.com/t11104p6...v-hitch#119400

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I currently have parts to build (4) 91-96 hitches, 2 sold already. I have been trying to set up my site to take payments and work out shipping, but that's not going great. So, here's how this is going to go.

Please visit my website, kds-performance.com Links to each product are below.

91-96 B-Body Wagon Complete Hitch Assembly

or here for the DIY kits

1977-1996 B-Body Class III Hitch DIY kits

If you like what you see and are ready to order, please email me directly at [email protected].
Please include your ZIP code, and note if I am shipping to a residence or business address. I will then contact you with the shipping price and sales total. Once you agree to that total price you can make payment via Paypal.

Again, this is for the first batch of 6, I will be doing another run. I will manage the orders first come first served. I plan to start shipping within the next week.

77-90 Hitches need a little more trial fitting before I'm ready to start offering those, but they are coming soon.
Thank you!

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