Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tulsa, OK
Bronco Info: also a white96-302/E4OD and a 1993 F150 SC XLT 2WD 351/E4OD
It's definitely a PITA to put a receiver hitch on a Bronco. I didn't want to mess with dropping the gas tank, and I couldn't get a fish wire to work (probably both a lack of finesse and not wanting to wallow out the mounting holes), so after much cursing and gnashing of teeth I thought of using one of those little 4-prong spring-loaded pickup tools. I used the pickup tool and a little duct tape to hold the bolt and slid it down the inside of the frame rail, and was able to drop the bolts right into the holes. It was a pretty tight fit on the driver's side because there's more stuff on that side, as I recall, but it ended up working pretty well for me.