View Full Version : Wanted: Hitch for my 1960 Thunderbird

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


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

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!

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.

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

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


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.

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.

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


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

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

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