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Old November 28th, 2003, 10:31 AM
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Yes, actually, 4 threads on this topic were merged this morning including the one Ken just linked. It's going to help later on when I bring the whole F.A.Q. section into the forum.

Not to hijack the thread but there is a problem with the Similar Topic search. You can read more in the Announcements Section.
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Old November 28th, 2003, 11:12 AM
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Dave,
when you say you are dropping the gas tank to get at bolts on the rear bumper...which bolts are you talking about? I just took off my rear bumper (for good) and the gas tank didn't enter into it. do you have a different bumper?
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Old November 28th, 2003, 11:20 AM
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Not so much to get at the ones for the current stock NAS bumper, but I'm adding a hitch plate and dixon bate and removing the bumper all at once. So I do need access to the backside of the rear member in order to install the new bumper setup.
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where did you get the hitch plate and dixon bates? I want one of those setups.
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Old November 28th, 2003, 11:27 AM
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Hitch from Roveraccessories, dixon bate from Steve Cooper (www.landroverstuff.com).

The hitches are hard to find. I think Charles told me I was getting the last one they had in stock.
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Old November 28th, 2003, 11:29 AM
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where are you in mass?
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Old November 28th, 2003, 11:34 AM
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Watertown/Belmont. I work downtown at the WTC. You?
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Old November 28th, 2003, 11:48 AM
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I am a tv reporter anchor kind of guy. in fact i am at work and will be anchoring the noon on necn. channel six on your cable i think?
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Old November 28th, 2003, 11:54 AM
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Cool, I'll see if I can't track down a TV to put a face to the name. Glad to see someone else is working today like me!
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Old November 28th, 2003, 12:39 PM
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Here's the finished product. Now if I could find a way to lift that rear tire an inch or two...
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Looks Good! You probably already know but Rovers North has an adapter plate that allows you to slide the Dixon Bates Hitch plate into the receiver. All though it would lower the departure angle. You could deflate the spare some.
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Yeah I did see that. I think I need to make up a plate that mounts to the tire carrier and raises the tire itself.

I'm a bit weary of that hitch as a whole. Since only four bolts hold it on the truck, as opposed to the 8 for the original stock bumper. I wouldn't think a recovery would be wise using it.
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David, check out rovertracks.com. I think they remade the tire plate on Yousefs truck to raise the tire. THere are pic's on the site.

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