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Hitch Receiver Upgrade

The rust is really starting to become a problem on the ol’ girl.  2003 Ford E-350 has lived all her life in the Detroit area. No undercoating. Already replaced the radius arms due to pack rust. Body panels starting to go. Hitch receiver isn’t exempt.  A couple years ago I pulled it off, sanded clean, and coated with rust-converter and…

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Hensley Hitch Repairs

Even though this hitch is built like a tank and weighs about 200 pounds all in, it can be damaged. I bent a strut bar backing up a steep ramp.  By ‘steep ramp’, I mean a 10″ curb via upside-down wheel chock to get my curbside front tire off the ground so I could change Michelin LTX tire failure number…

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Painting My Hensley Hitch

Decided I was tired of looking at the beat-up, faded ‘Hensley Orange’. Here’s what it looked like brand-spanking-new, after pickup from the warehouse in Romeo, Michigan and self installing. And here it is after less than 48 months… I could have done a full disassembly, and sand blast for prepping, but since I wasn’t planning on powder coating or baking…

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