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Offline Amc1320

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Hitch options
« on: January 12, 2013, 08:48:38 PM »
Can some of you post a pic or two of your hitch, what you took it off of, how you modified it?

I have one of the factory bumper mount ones, have never put it on, I'm not sure it's very strong,

I don't want to tow anything huge, have a little trailer to haul stuff, maybe tow another eagle home  ;)


Thanks, the pics really help me a lot, if I can see it I can make it, usually
Rob c
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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 09:59:23 PM »
Rob, I have a hitch that I made for my Eagle that is sitting in the shed. It's a bolt on on deal. Next time we get together I'll bring it and see if you want  to use it. I've towed 2,000 lbs with it without an issue.

Edit- Now that I think about it, I might have stole some of the steel from the hitch for another project. I'll check when I get home from work tomorrow and see if it's still intact.
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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 10:30:07 PM »
Thanks Rick,

Even if you stole some, maybe I can add it back

Thats more than big enough for what I need

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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 08:11:51 PM »
Sorry I don't have pics anymore of the one I had custom made (4 point mount which said Class 4 but they said it was really class 2 until I upgraded the frame in my trunk) I hauled this bus I turned into a trailer with mine. (top pic)


It weighed 5,000lbs empty and nearly 5 tons loaded (I didn't take it on the highway) for swap meets. I replaced that Eagle with the '83 Cherokee in the bottom pic and used the Mexican 282 motor that was in my Eagle (it was one of the very first stroker motors in '97)
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'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 02:35:47 PM »

AMC Eagle trailer hitch photos: http://home.comcast.net/~eaglewagon//e-Bay/Eagle_hitch.htm

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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 03:02:28 PM »
An egg to you good sir!  I've been looking for pictures like this for a few months. 

That's top priority on my to do list once my bird is on the road.  :blob1:

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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 03:42:23 PM »
thanks so much for the pics! this is VERY helpful!

Rob
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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013, 07:47:48 PM »
Mine was similar to that but had 2 legs that went to either side of the frame too. I put a skid plate for the fuel tank on it.
FOR SALE
'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

Pics of my other for sale stuff http://tinyurl.com/jimsclads

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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013, 07:51:50 PM »
What was the tongue weight on that bus turned trailer?
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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013, 08:04:28 PM »
200 lbs empty. A near perfect balancing act
FOR SALE
'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

Pics of my other for sale stuff http://tinyurl.com/jimsclads

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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2013, 09:55:35 PM »
200 lbs empty. A near perfect balancing act
Impressive, I wouldn't expect that.
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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 12:36:03 AM »
We used 2 forklifts to move the body on the tandem axle trailer frame (I removed the bus frame and cut it down by 3,000 lbs empty including the Bus axle) The guys at Tork Lift are professional trailer and hitch builders.
FOR SALE
'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

Pics of my other for sale stuff http://tinyurl.com/jimsclads

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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 05:04:55 AM »
Draw-Tite AMC Eagle class III trailer hitch: http://home.comcast.net/~eaglewagon//Class-3-Hitch.jpg

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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 10:32:33 AM »
Draw-Tite AMC Eagle class III trailer hitch: http://home.comcast.net/~eaglewagon//Class-3-Hitch.jpg

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That's the same one I got from U-Haul a few years back. Very heavy duty, I had no worries towing with that.
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Re: Hitch options
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 11:22:29 AM »
Does anyone have a part/model number for that Draw-tite hitch?

 

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