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Old November 15th, 2006, 11:54 PM
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Ted Constantine
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Pintle hitch bolt length

I am throwing a pintle hitch on the rear of the 90. Does anyone know how long the bolts need to be? I would rather have the right bolts before I drop the skid plate and tank.
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Old November 16th, 2006, 11:37 AM
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Don't really know as I don't know the thickness of the pintel. But I used 4.5" bolts for my set up, which was the 5T jaw
5/8", the receiver plate 3/8, the EE backing plate 3/8. 4" would have done it as well. If you are using a backing plate
(which you should), then your bolts would be similar in length, I would say 4" would cover it.

Better to measure everything out, and better to have a little room to work with on the bolts. You don't want them too short or just enough for the nut.
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Old November 16th, 2006, 08:27 PM
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Absolutely make sure to fab up a backing plate. That rear x member will not hold up well on its own. I had my bolts welded to my plate, I think they were 5".
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