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Old 07-23-2007, 07:23 AM
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Hey Welder,
Do you have any idea what a general ballpark number should be to have something like this fabricated at a welding shop? quarter and eigth inch steel, main plate aprox. 6x6 inches?



I need to come up with a hitch to fit on the new Land Rover so I can put the boat on a trailer and tow it someplace safe to tie it all down if we get a hurricane this season. I aint having much luck with internet orders. US land rover suppliers dont know nuthin' about Defenders made after 1997, and UK prices are astronomical due to the crummy (for us) exchange rate. Then theres shipping...

I am thinking of giving my business to the local welders.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:56 PM
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Gringo , that's a standard 2"X 2" sq. tube , 1/4" flat plate and a chunk of 1/2" plate for the safety chains.

75 to 80 dollars US, it's made from scrap except the 2X2.

It looks like you bolt that to a flat bumper ? How bout a piece of 6" X 6" X 1/2" angle with some stiffners and blow the holes for your bolts and ball. Just a thought.

If you use the 2x2 tube be sure to get seamless or you got a lot of filing to do.


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Old 07-23-2007, 10:01 PM
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www.reeseprod.com

or just search, reese

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Old 07-23-2007, 11:49 PM
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Welder is right. . . . .Filing the inside of tubing is a real doozer, been there done that.

We used to buy lots of round and rectangle tubing without the inside seam, if I remember right it was called “flash removed” tubing.



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Old 07-24-2007, 12:08 AM
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A lot of corners to weld into there, a welders nightmare. I would think the labor on putting a piece together like that would be somewhat expensive. It would take at least 2 hours plus materials.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:20 AM
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Built this hitch [ unpainted ] in 4 hrs, done and on the tractor. Its a double receiver hitch for regular toung trailers [ low hitch ] and goose neck trailers [ high hitch ].

It's on FarmerJanes tractor.



Ugliest thing I ever seen is a welder with his hood up.



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Old 07-24-2007, 08:35 AM
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gringo....where did the picture come from?.....should be easy for a pro...

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