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StevieB
01-17-2016, 09:00 AM
I am looking to purchase a hitch for my 1960 Thunderbird. Please PM me with pic and pricing.

Thanks,
StevieB

simplyconnected
01-18-2016, 03:48 AM
Steve, I hope you have disk brakes before you install a hitch. Original shoe brakes are dangerous. - Dave

StevieB
02-05-2016, 07:56 PM
I am still looking for a hitch. HELP!
Or send me the dimensions of yours and a few pics so I can have it fabricated.
BIG Thanks!

YellowRose
02-05-2016, 08:57 PM
Steve, if you have not done so, contact the Bird House in Delaware, the Bird Nest in Oregon, Tbird Hqs, and first of all, contact Carl Heller ~ partsetal on here. Carl has a lot of Squarebirds parts and might have that hitch. Check out the Advertisements Forum for the contact information on the parts houses.

StevieB
02-06-2016, 09:46 AM
Thanks Ray,
I have just sent them all an email. Hopefully something will turn up.
Kind Regards,
StevieB

DKheld
02-06-2016, 11:27 AM
Here's the link to the info about the Draw Tite hitch in the Technical Resource Library.

http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trailer_hitch.htm

Probably not made very many years and will be hard to find. I wonder if that was the only model specific hitch made for the Squarebird?


Might be cheaper to have one custom made by a good hitch shop or have them modify something that is close as far as mounting to the frame. For instance a shop may be able to drill into the frame and bolt on something like this if the dimensions are correct.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Draw-Tite-36179-Frame-Trailer-Hitch-Cougar-MARK-VIII-Thunderbird-/401051750828?fits=Model%3AThunderbird&hash=item5d608c11ac:g:0dEAAOSwLN5WjqPV&vxp=mtr

Lots of test fitting.......most shops just want to make a buck with the quick install so good luck finding someone that will work with you.

Possibly there are "universal" fit hitches that would work also. Might want to take it somewhere and have them check one to see if it would fit.

This looks promising if it fits between the fuel tank and bumper.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pickup-Trailer-Tow-Hitch-2-Square-Multi-Fit-Universal-Hitch-Receiver-/181949695472?hash=item2a5d0c05f0:g:X3AAAOSwAKxWX55 I&vxp=mtr

Here's the link from the TRL on other hitches installed to give you some ideas or pics to take to a shop.
http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trailer_hitch2.htm

X2 with Dave - you really want to consider upgrading the front brakes with Disc even if it's only a small trailer.


Eric

StevieB
02-06-2016, 03:45 PM
Eric, Thanks for all the info and suggestions!

olevet
02-09-2016, 10:44 AM
Thanks Ray,
I have just sent them all an email. Hopefully something will turn up.
Kind Regards,
StevieB

I have 2 no idea what they are worth. Ray?