View Single Post
Old 08-03-2017, 02:46 PM
YellowRose's Avatar
YellowRose YellowRose is offline
Super-Experienced and a HELLOFA nice guy
Join Date: Jan 21 2008
Posts: 12,396
YellowRose is on a distinguished road
Default Towing a Vintage Trailer

Stevie, when I bought my '59 YellowRose out of northern Mississippi, it had a Draw-Tite trailer hitch installed on it. It was made expressly for the 1958-59-1960 Squarebird. The PO was using it to trailer his boat to the Gulf Coast. You will see in the pix I am posting, what it looked like and how it was installed. Although you cannot see the back side of the installation. It was bolted to the frame behind the bumper. Also in the pix you will see the adjustable air shocks that it has on it to this day. You will see what it looked like off the car also. There is a pic that shows you where the air valve is located to air up or down the shocks. You will also see a pic of my rear end. It looks to me that the springs are OEM springs. I do not think he changed anything regarding them. That trailer hitch now lives in Australia and belongs to one of our members who has a trailer. I was never going to use it to pull anything with.... Here are the pix...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1958-59-60TbirdTrailerHitch1.jpg (67.9 KB, 70 views)
File Type: jpg 1958-59-60ThunderbirdTrailerHitchCloseup.jpg (57.8 KB, 67 views)
File Type: jpg 59TailiteFullViewAfter.jpg (61.0 KB, 67 views)
File Type: jpg IMGP1316.jpg (92.5 KB, 67 views)

Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
'59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
"It's Hip To Be Square"
Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

rayclark07"at" (Home) 210-674-5781 (Cell) 210-875-1411
Reply With Quote