Installed the receiver/hitch today!

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definingdigital
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Installed the receiver/hitch today!

Postby definingdigital » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:56 pm

I've wanted to put a receiver on my delica for a while. For towing a trailer or bike racks etc.. Finally got around to ordering a kit from Steven @ Rising Sun Imports, and to be honest, it was one of the easiest installs I've done. I spent hours on the phone here in Edmonton trying to get a shop to weld something up or modify a receiver for the 1992 Delica, but nobody wanted to touch it. Getting the kit from Stephen was super easy, and very happy with the result! :-D Uses 3 existing bolt holes.

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NOTE: I actually had to move the bolts to the first 2 settings on the large middle part to make a little more room for when I lifted up the spare tire.... in the pic shown it has the bolts in the 1 and 3 holes..

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Installed the receiver/hitch today!

Postby Lapprentis » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:41 am

I have the very same one: installation was flawless. It is very well made and strong ! My bike carrier goes there too :)

Lapprentis :M

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Installed the receiver/hitch today!

Postby Snomad74 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:11 pm

Hey definingdigital, thanks for posting about your hitch install...looks awesome. I've been meaning to do the same thing since I bought my Delica 4 months ago, but haven't found the right one yet, and that setup you have looks solid. Aside from mtn bikes, I'm looking to haul a 300 lb (ya know, like 140 kg in more advanced civilizations;) moto on a hitch rack. Any idea what the tongue weight rating is for your hitch receiver? What is the make/model? Cheers for the beta.

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Installed the receiver/hitch today!

Postby Crankshaft Culture » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:38 pm

That looks great, and very stout.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know if the Curt hitches for the Mitsubishi Van that was imported into the U.S. work on a Delica?

http://www.curtmfg.com/part/11611

I know it's a little class 1, but I'm only looking to pull a light trailer.

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Installed the receiver/hitch today!

Postby Randoramma » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:05 am

definingdigital wrote:I've wanted to put a receiver on my delica for a while. For towing a trailer or bike racks etc.. Finally got around to ordering a kit from Steven @ Rising Sun Imports, and to be honest, it was one of the easiest installs I've done. I spent hours on the phone here in Edmonton trying to get a shop to weld something up or modify a receiver for the 1992 Delica, but nobody wanted to touch it. Getting the kit from Stephen was super easy, and very happy with the result! :-D Uses 3 existing bolt holes.

20170328_162809.jpeg
20170328_165000.jpeg
20170328_165838.jpeg

NOTE: I actually had to move the bolts to the first 2 settings on the large middle part to make a little more room for when I lifted up the spare tire.... in the pic shown it has the bolts in the 1 and 3 holes..

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Would you please be willing to post a part or catalog number? I want to order the same for my 87. Thank you!

definingdigital
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Installed the receiver/hitch today!

Postby definingdigital » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:14 pm

Just call stephen @ rising sun imports to order..

http://www.rs-import.ca/infodesk/custom_center.php

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Installed the receiver/hitch today!

Postby Lapprentis » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:27 am

It is a Very good quality part, easy to install. The only drawback is that any oversized tire, even with the stock rim/wheel, will make the spare tire holder not to fits perfectly into its original position.

Lapprentis :M

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Installed the receiver/hitch today!

Postby definingdigital » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:53 pm

Lapprentis wrote:It is a Very good quality part, easy to install. The only drawback is that any oversized tire, even with the stock rim/wheel, will make the spare tire holder not to fits perfectly into its original position.

Lapprentis :M


I believe I ran into the same issue. I just had to drill a hole a bit lower for the tire mount, so the tire would fit under. Might need a different fix for a larger tire.

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Installed the receiver/hitch today!

Postby weelsey » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:59 am

Very nice, and I wish that was on mine!
I realize I don't have a rear sway bar on my delica..

I bet I could fit a 235/75-15 behind that hitch, where as my Reese 37096 multi-fit will not allow it despite all my efforts to force it. But it's robust, and I believe my solution to carry the spare will be to install a moto-hauler I inherited from a motorhome and strap the spare to it as a temporary solution, despite the extra weight. at least the tire is then not on the roof!

Snomad74 wrote:I'm looking to haul a 300 lb moto on a hitch rack


The reese is 500lb rated. I took a pic of the spec sticker but it turned out blurry. it's this one: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/ ... /overview/
I would try to sell you my moto-bar if you were closer, Snomad74!


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