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Old 05-03-2016, 08:31 AM
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MC Shield Hitch Cover back in the Game!!

I bought the MC shield hitch cover last week and it wouldn't fit my 4Runner so I made it!
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:35 AM
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Now all I need is a lockable hitch pin. Hack the clock to see how quickly it's stolen.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:43 AM
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how did it not fit?

careful with the locking hitch pins!!! I used one for a while and when I went to remove it, it was gummed up from road grime/mud and I almost never got it removed to switch out ball mount.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:45 AM
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Weird that it didn't fit to begin with.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:22 AM
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The square stock length and hole location was derived from a much deeper receiver. Most likely a real man's truck not a Toyota 4Runner for the prototype dimensions.

I didn't like that the hitch cover extended out 2.5 inches with the pin in the nearest hole location. Having the shield flush to the receiver is much more everyday use friendly. Anyone that's banged their knee/shin into a protruding hitch understands this!
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:57 AM
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:08 AM
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how did it not fit?

careful with the locking hitch pins!!! I used one for a while and when I went to remove it, it was gummed up from road grime/mud and I almost never got it removed to switch out ball mount.
This spray isn't marketed for locks but it's the best I've ever used. It makes locks operate so smoothly that they feel broken. Like there's no pins inside the cylinder. I spray it in all my lock cores (hitch pins, bike racks, dead bolt on the house, etc.) once or twice a year to keep them lubed.

Locks on hitch pins and hitch mounted bike racks will eventually seize up from the road grime. This spray stops that. http://www.hashtagbikes.com/product_p/lu2669.htm
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:08 PM
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^I use a Trimax combination lock hitch pin that comes with a HD rubber prophylactic (sheath not pictured below, but it is black HD type that slides over the combo side). Wrap that willie.

http://www.motoparthub.com/MAG125_TR...FZeEaQodmCMJUw
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I know this is an older thread but does anyone know where can I find one if these hitch covers?
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I know this is an older thread but does anyone know where can I find one if these hitch covers?
Here you go

https://craftlife.com/boat-maintenan...tch-badge.html
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