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Old 07-11-2016, 11:43 AM   #1
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E350 Front Bumper Hitch with Brush Guard?

I am wondering if anyone knows what brand makes a front hitch mount that goes in the middle of the bumper rather than below? I have a rhino brush guard and need something that goes above it. I have seen photos of hitches that come out of the "opening" in the front bumper but can't seem to locate one online. I added a photo for reference. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:35 PM   #2
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Okay, so I found a company in SLC that will weld one on, problem solved!
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:42 PM   #3
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:44 AM   #4
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Check out GT Welding, they were recommended to me, it is $300 for hitch installed and welded to the frame

Affordable Welding Service - Murray, UT - G T Welding Incorporated
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:37 PM   #5
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That's what I was going to recommend, weld on a custom front hitch, either DIY or a trailer hitch shop do it for you.

I've done this mod to my current van, and a couple trucks I've owned before the van.

Both times I started with a recycled rear trailer hitch, that happened to have a cross bar wider than my frame rails, where I just cut the rail to fit, welded it in place where I needed it, then trimmed the bumper (or not) to suit.

It's getting harder and harder to find anyone in California to tackle this kind of work. It must have something to do with liability and litigious state I live in...
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:29 PM   #6
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Luckily UT does not seem to care about welding hitches on, from the research I ended up doing there are a few places around here. Hopefully I can get it done in the next week or two. I would like the option to put bikes on the front and rear, bikes on the front and tow my dirt bikes in the rear.
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Check out GT Welding, they were recommended to me, it is $300 for hitch installed and welded to the frame

Affordable Welding Service - Murray, UT - G T Welding Incorporated
Thanks Jolly!
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I checked on etrailer and those would interfere with the brush guard I have on the van. I think custom is the only solution.

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Old 07-28-2016, 11:48 AM   #10
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I picked up my Van and the hitch is installed, the company did a great job. I tossed this front rack on for reference.
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