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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject: GoWesty trailer hitch - removing bolts in the engine support bar Reply with quote

Hello everyone! Firstly, this community is incredible. Thanks for answering all the questions I never knew I had.

I have a question about installing my trailer hitch. I think this is an easy one for you guys...I searched the forums but can't seem to answer this specific question.

In regards to mounting the T-Bar to the engine support bar:
When I remove the bolts currently securing the motor mounts to the support bar, is my engine going to fall out? Do I need a jack under the engine to keep it up? Or can I just remove them and and replace with the new bolts + the T-Bar? I am thinking it's the latter, but I really don't want to destroy my new baby.

Thank you!!


Motor mounts in figure 9: http://www.gowesty.com/schematic-details.php?id=60

GoWesty install instructions here:
http://www.gowesty.com/images/ec/products/full/full_46feacb5b2cb4354b8d55d415cdbcd6e.jpg
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: GoWesty trailer hitch - removing bolts in the engine support bar Reply with quote

mikeywhatwhat wrote:
Hello everyone! Firstly, this community is incredible. Thanks for answering all the questions I never knew I had...

Or can I just remove them and and replace with the new bolts + the T-Bar? I am thinking it's the latter, but I really don't want to destroy my new baby.


Your intuition is good, just remove the bolts, your engine will be fine.

That's exactly how I did mine.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: GoWesty trailer hitch - removing bolts in the engine support bar Reply with quote

As a note of caution, I had some alignment issues and had to keep all the bolts quite loose, force the issue a bit and then crank everything down. It was not an ideal fit but the hitch worked well for hauling a bike rack. It has since been replaced by an RMW bumper with receiver hitch. The GW hitch worked fine, the fit on my van was not perfect.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: GoWesty trailer hitch - removing bolts in the engine support bar Reply with quote

thank you both very much! I am only planning to use the hitch for a 4 bike rack - probably the Thule Swingdaddy. This hitch should fit my needs but I guess we'll see! Gonna tackle this task on Sunday afternoon. Thanks again!
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