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Salvaging a trailer hitch Posted by MI-Roger [Email] (#882) [Profile/Gallery] (more from MI-Roger) on Sun, 9 Aug 2020 12:50:28
In Reply to: Re: FWIW: I installed a trailer hitch on my '08 this summer, fdw201 [Profile/Gallery] , Sun, 9 Aug 2020 12:16:10 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
The hitch can be installed without jacks. Jackstands or other blocking are often used to support the hitch during installation, not the car.
I just went out to the driveway with a ring of wrenches. The frame bolt nuts seem to be 11/16th and the spare-tire well bolt heads seem to be 9/16. However, the spare-tire well bolts are the same bolts installed at the SAAB factory so are actually a metric size.
The most difficult part will be extracting the bolts and backing plates from within the rear body/frame rails. I googled hitch hardware kits and learned that etrailer sells hardware kits for all brands of hitches, priced around $61. You only need hitch brand and model number. Customer comments indicate these kits come with the installation instructions yoo!
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