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Soooo...I am gearing up for an annual fishing trip and attempt to insert my trailer drawbar into the receiver of my P38 for the first time only to discover it goes in about 2 inches and jams. I kinda felt this one coming. Seeing as how my P38 started out in Chicago and also many years in PA, the corrosion is epic on the hitch. As I was in a pinch I spent a few hours trying to grind out the guts of the receiver enough to at least let me get a rack mounted, as they have a shorter draw than a drawbar. That was a success after half a dozen dremel bits. If "rust poisoning" is something you can catch, I got it from this job.

So I searched around for longer bits as I couldn't get back in there far enough. AFter not finding much, and then realizing that I probably don't want to hook anything heavy up to something I've had to grind halfway to oblivion, I opted to find a replacement.

Here's where Scotty comes in. Not only did he have one, we negotiated a great price and he sent me one that looks essentially like it's been sitting on a shelf since it was made, bolts included - completely rust free :thumb: . So now I just have to go to battle and get the old one off and I"m in business. Great communication from Scotty during the whole purchase and follow-up.

Wouldn't it be great if you could have hindsight beforehand? :lol:
 

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That's about as good a reference as you can get - he's currently checking on a couple things for me.

Thanks for the post.
 

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you may have issues with the bumper brackets, the bolts on mine all snapped off (easily...) when I removed my bumper, and sounds like you've got more rust to deal with than I do
 

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^ appreciate the heads up! I envision a total slugfest getting this thing off, so while I'm in there if I see anything that looks to be in poor shape I'll throw a ratchet on there just to test them out. Oddly enough, there is very little rust on most of the underbody, but this hitch is a mess. I wonder if I shouldn't throw a coat or two of primer and then a coat of bedliner on the replacement before I put it on.... :think:
 

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That sound like a good idea Chris...
 
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