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    What size is my hitch? 1.67"?

    I just measured the hitch that has been on my car since I got it used a few years ago and it measured 1.67". I've seen plenty of 1.25" and 2" racks and adapters, but no other size. Has anyone seen adapters for this size?

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    i would venture to say that your measurement is coming in as a 1.25"....are you measuring the inside opening?

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    I'm measuring 1.67" square on the inside with a caliper.

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    Its a 1.67" hitch.

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    OK, so do you know if they make adapters for a 1.25" bike rack?

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    Are you measuring on the diagonal or horizontal?

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    horizontal

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    Never heard of a hitch receiver that size (1.67"). Maybe it is home-made?

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    in all seriousness that is very strange. i second the possibly homemade??

    you might want to look into getting a new hitch.

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    Reese Hitch

    In the late 70's, early 80's Reese made a line of class 2 (3500#) mini receivers for cars. I used to see them in the JC Whitney catalog. They used 1-5/8" square drawbar. They have been out of production for at least 25 years.

    My only suggestion is finding a welding shop to make you a drawbar or replace the hitch.

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    What about shims? a thin "[" shaped shim.

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    Wow, thanks a lot. I'm kind of surprised my mid 90's car has a hitch that old, but that definitely makes sense. I think I might be able to have the standard 2" to 1.25" adapters machined down to size, hopefully that works.

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    Shims yes

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    What about shims? a thin "[" shaped shim.
    You could use 3/16" flatstock for shims. You could tack weld them into the receiver opening or to the drawbar od the rack. I believe the mini receivers used a 1/2" drawbar pin, which is the same as the 1-1/4 drawbars used today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by /|\
    Wow, thanks a lot. I'm kind of surprised my mid 90's car has a hitch that old, but that definitely makes sense. I think I might be able to have the standard 2" to 1.25" adapters machined down to size, hopefully that works.
    Machining down an adapter would probably weaken it a lot. IMO it would be better to just buy a modern hitch.

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