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Old 07-14-2017, 08:25 AM   #1
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Tow Hitch

Hi all,

Truck is finished and the next project on the table top is possibly a 13-14' canned ham camper or a large teardrop trailer/sleeper. Generally the 13'-14' weight in at 1500 lbs. and a teardrop is at 800-1000 lbs. based on what I'm reading.

Do any of the members have suggestion or brand or brand of hitch they are using. I have a 1960 GMC Wideside (fleetside) stock with a 305 V-6 and 4 speed hydramatic.

From searching the 67-72 site I came across this hitch, but was a bit hesitant, because I was unsure if the width of the rear frame was the same as a 1964-66.

https://www.amazon.com/Reese-Towpowe...ulti-Fit+Hitch


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Old 07-14-2017, 09:27 AM   #2
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Re: Tow Hitch

60-72 C10 Chassis should be the same. I know a lot use 67-72 hidden hitches on 64-66 trucks also.
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Re: Tow Hitch

thank you
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:02 AM   #4
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:29 PM   #5
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Re: Tow Hitch

Frame width is NOT the same 60-66. Get the proper hitch or buy an adjustable one. I bought an adjustable Reese hitch at one of the local chain stores, fixed the size, and then welded it up solid. Nice, quality hitch for $129, I think.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:29 AM   #7
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Re: Tow Hitch

63-72 frame width is the same, rarely do they go that far back (63-66). Hidden hitches are great just buy one like the one from CPP like I did, works great on my 65.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:22 PM   #8
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Re: Tow Hitch

Ok will check, CPP, I did not k ow they made them.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:36 PM   #9
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Re: Tow Hitch

You will need a universal hitch like this
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Camp...SABEgK4H_D_BwE

Here's an old thread where something similar was used, unfortunately the photos are gone
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=390504

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Old 07-16-2017, 11:19 AM   #10
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Re: Tow Hitch

i used curt mfg. model 13028,perfect hitch,perfect fit.no universal make it work
fabricating.when installed all you see is the receiver square tube under the bumper.i should mention my truck is a 66 short fleet
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Re: Tow Hitch

Your 60 GMC won't be able to use those intended for 67-72.
The 60-62 frames are 8" wider than the 63-72.

You will probably need the one iWeb posted or a custom one made.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:00 PM   #12
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Re: Tow Hitch

Could you post pics when you get the trailer?
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Re: Tow Hitch

That part will be a while,......but will post.
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:20 PM   #14
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The reason I bought my '64 suburban was to tow our vintage trailer. Since I haven't touched the suburban in a year, I decided to build a hitch for my '51 using a hitch similar to the one in my link above. I towed the trailer for the first time last month to a vintage trailer rally.
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Beautiful!
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