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GlennWest

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Sorta late. Henry told me pin is 2' from front of hitch. That leaves 14" to end of hitch. If bolt holes not predrilled I may not have to extend chassis. If are drilled need to know location. I have seen pics of his hitch extending beyond chassis.

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The hitch is bolted into the sidewalls through the three mounting holes in the angles (supplied).

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Holes are pre-drilled for 3/4 inch grade 8 bolts. Locations of the holes in the angle shown below.

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There are lots of "extra" holes in typical rails, there is nothing "magical" about the locations shown, if there is a hole close to the locations shown drill a new hole in the angle, much easier than going through a hardened frame rail.

 

Does this help?

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This guy wanted to be able to pull anything with gooseneck ball,

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48 foot SpaceCraft with the ET air hitch

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then bunch of stuff with pintle and class VI receiver when he and his buddies would go off the grid with their monster 4-wheelers

 

Still raw,

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Finished unit.

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We extended the frame and designed and built everything you see above.

 

The customer was a designer and was going to do his own bed, he gave us the work he was "nervous about".

We were not "nervous".

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No, it is mounted on the baseplate so it is rigid.

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Glen. I have 132" from back of fairings to end of hitch/frame. With Smart to pin about 56". I did have 59" before I changed to ET.

 

My frame has about 6" cut off. Wished it was still there.

 

Try for min 60" pin to side of car. And if you want the newer Smart one day then for sure 60 at least.

 

Henry has a good pic somewhere of the frame stinger extention you could make any length you need. Maybe even the drawings for you.

 

That would be the simplest way.

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Oh, we and shop had to get on same page. That 130ish was to taper. He was planning to cut taper and add. Had to get him straight. Sent him a picture henry had posted on frame extension.

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  • 2 months later...

On the palette and ready to go to the shipping terminal tomorrow!

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Jackalopee tucked into the hitch (in the front, between the dogbones)

thank you. Looking forward to get my truck finished. Dw very excited

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Glenn If you wish I could send my live-data weight and balance spreadsheet and then you could just input your axle positions and empty weights then just place your hitch and cargo loads in any locations and you will see all wheel position weights change live with every change you make.

 

The spreadsheet also has your trailer hitched up so that any weight changes you make to your trailer changes the live hitch weight on the truck and of course at your trailer axle / wheel positions (of course you need to add or subtract any known tire delta from side to side).

 

Just send me a email to ; mmcdan3189@aol.com and I will send the spreadsheet attached to a return email.

 

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