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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Class III Receiver Hitch for early 80's Bronco question.

I need to pick your brain. My '83 doesn't have a class III hitch and I'd like to add one but I don't want to simply buy any hitch. Over the years I've seen a lot of Bronco's with a hitch that hangs well below the step bumper and only one that I can think of that was tucked tight to the step bumper. Does anyone have any insight on which brand of hitch will neatly mount just below the flange of the factory step bumper (which is a bit shorter than an aftermarket bumper)? The truck I scored all the junk yard parts from had the hitch I would like but it was rusted terribly and I couldn't get any markings or name off of it.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 10:31 AM
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My 91 has one just like your describing but I dont think i've ever paid much attention to who made it. I think its a reese but I couldn't swear to it, Ill check tonight and post in the morning if no one chimes in before then
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If you zoom in, you can see mine. I'll see if I can find the brand when I get home.

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If you zoom in, you can see mine. I'll see if I can find the brand when I get home.


Can't see it too well. Maybe you can grab another pic?


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Ya I know, my phone wasn't taking great pics. I'm at work, can get one tonight as I don't have the Bronco with me. I think my front receiver is a reese, which I would assume would match the rear, but idk. The previous owner installed them for a cradle mount 12k winch. I'm almost positive this Bronco wasn't pulling anything as it was rebuilt for a hunting rig, but then they deemed it "too nice" for this task lol.
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96 f350 XL, rclb, 351, c6, BW4407 xfer
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Try hidden hitch.
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Here ya go....
It's a Draw-Tite brand receiver.







Other than "Draw-tite" these were the only markings on it.




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86 Bronco custom, 4" 37's, locked 4.56, 300 i6 4 bbl, np435/208
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That looks a lot like mine on my 78, it's pretty nasty so I can't read anything on it. Fits tight to the bumper with little drop to it, on my 91 I want to integrate the receiver into the bumper to have no overhang and be able to move my winch from front to rear but a custom bumper will be in order to do that.
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