I just got myself like a 7,000lb hitch from wally world supposed to work in
88-20xx GMC/Chevy trucks, (excluding 4 door). Well I figure I don't have
four doors, and a jimmy is basically a bobbed shortbed frame. I mean, you
can put a reg cab truck cab on a blazer no problem.... but it didn't fit,
was made for too wide a frame.
Anyone suggest someone who makes a really balsy tow-bar for a 1990 GMC
Full-Sized Jimmy (K5 Blazer).
The part numbers for the K5 hitch and the same hitch for the truck are
I suspect it has something to do with the location of the fuel tank.
Here is a little hint I used to bolt up the hitch on my 87' K5.
I balanced the hitch on a pair of jack stands and used two
alignment bars to locate the hitch where I wanted it. Then I taped
one of the bolts to a piece of SS tig rod and worked it back through the
channel to the bolt hole and let it drop down into the hole. I left the tape
I had a nut on and just snugged up, then just pulled the tig rod back out of
Worked like a charm.
I've gotten the bolts in the frame, but I have been unable to get the hitch
on the truck. I can put the rails on the frame, but when I put the hitch up
too it, even the inside mount point is too wide for the frame. I dropped the
gas tank shield and even bent the bottom of the license plate backing plate
in trying to get it to clear before I gave up.
Whatever you want to call it, I'm always told them interchangeably.
It's da doohikky that attaches to the frame and then you hook trailers too
"The Nolalu Barn Owl"
10.ca> wrote in message
That would be a trailer hitch... a tow bar hooks to the front bumper
to allow your vehicle to be towed by something else. you need to look
for a hitch that'll work with a '73-87 truck, as that is what your
truck is derived from, not a 88-98.
Reminds me of a child's riddle,
2 morons were going up a narrow mountain trail, a big moron and a little
One of them fell off , which one?
The big moron, because the little moron was a little more on.
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