Trailer Hitch for the Bar

The current project truck, The Bar, went off to Vermont Custom Auto this morning for a custom exhaust. The truck is tied up for the day, so I knocked out a little side project, trailer hitch, I’ve been meaning to get to. It’s a knock-off of the Pangolin 4×4 design that’s on the Merc 88.

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Home made plasma cutting table, and the Hypertherm 45. Tough to beat plasma for cutting thick material.

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I used a hefty 3/4 inch end mill to carve out a pocket for the receiver to slide in to. The mill matched the outer corner radius of the receiver perfectly.

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Perfect…

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Milled a slot in the lower support bracket for trailer safety chains

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Base plate machined to fit receiver, all the pieces fit nicely, I’ll weld it up tomorrow night.

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All welded and mounted up…….next it’s off to be galvanized

 

 

 

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