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vbroom
20-12-2012, 09:06 PM
I've got a tow hitch but the hole for the tow ball shank is 19mm.

http://touch.toyota.com/img/vehicles/2013/landcruiser/accessories/fullext/Towing_ball_mount_405.jpg

I need it drilled out to 22mm.

Can someone recommend me an engineering shop able to do this? before christmas....

Cheears

Fozzy
20-12-2012, 09:09 PM
If you get desperate you can buy new tongues from most car shops for not to much money.

Prolly be able to find one with the right size hole.. I assume its for something other than a towball to go in.

vbroom
20-12-2012, 09:15 PM
my receiver is some stupid size....1 1/4" or something....so its really hard to find a tongue to even fit that.

the tongue i have atm is imperial to fit the 1 1/4 but it also has the imperial hole size (19mm)...

why do they insist on using such a fucked up system!

Manyak
20-12-2012, 09:29 PM
Would drilling it out not fuck with its load rating??

Nero Diablo
20-12-2012, 09:34 PM
Would drilling it out not fuck with its load rating??

Technically yes, reality if its engineered that close to failure and I'm pretty sure tow bars would be close to lifting gear (ie double the number thats stamped on it and that what it is engineered to) I seriously doubt anyone would ever know or care.

agrid
20-12-2012, 10:05 PM
Just drill it.

BERT
21-12-2012, 06:08 AM
What suburb are you in ?
I can drill it today ONLY before 2.00pm (workshop closing for 2 weeks)
Malaga PM me for address

Rhino
21-12-2012, 10:42 AM
Oh, not the babes thread...

kennyboy
21-12-2012, 03:54 PM
Yea also what area? I'm in kewdale and do for you tomorrow while you wait.

Text me if its good for you 0406092 zero two two

BERT
21-12-2012, 06:09 PM
Job Jobbed

vbroom
22-12-2012, 12:18 AM
Thanks for the offers of help lads.
And big cheers to Bert for sorting me out!