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Today on this 1987 Dodge Ram Pickup we will be installing Curt hitch part number 14001. We are underneath the vehicle looking at the passenger side frame rail. We are going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. The hitch is going to attach directly to the bottom of the frame here at this edge. Depending on your model year there may be existing holes here at the bottom of the frame that will align with the trailer hitch. We are going to be using the 1/ 2 hole that is a little bit more forward here on the frame. We are actually going to go ahead and align that to the middle attaching hole on the trailer hitch and then we will just go ahead and drill out the four other holes. So the first thing we want to do is go ahead and take one of the carriage bolts and blocks. Merge the two together and it from the top side here of the frame to where the threads will protruding down. 00:47
You want to do the same thing on the driver side of the vehicle and then we will go ahead and put the hitch up into position, attach it to those carriage bolts with the flanged hex nut provided with the installation kit. You will note the two larger holes that are going to be going around rivets on different models so we are not going to be using those. We will be drilling out this hole here and this hole here as well. I am going to start out by drilling with 1/ 8 inch drill bit and then we will enlarge the hole to 1/ 2 inch. With the holes drilled we want to go ahead and the carriage bolt and blocks into each of the four other positions. We want to go ahead and torque our bolts down. You want to check with your directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. With the bolts torqued down our installation is complete. This will conclude the installation of Curt hitch part number 14001 on a 1987 Dodge Ram Pickup.