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I am looking for a trailer hitch for my '73 B250. All of the sites have hitches for '78 and on but claim they won't work on '73. Anyone know what is different back there?
 

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I have a Valley hitch on my '71. It was on my '78 van. It fits both.
The difference is the bumper mount, they changed in '78.
 

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The difference between the 77 and 78 was rear corner caps for the new tail lights, rear bumper and mounts, door handles had the recess and the dash. I can't think of anything else off hand.
 

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Additionally my '78 had square holes punched in the frame were the bolts went and about a 1-1/2" by 1" hole between them to slide the nut plates into the frame... I had to drill a hole for this on my '71. Also the hitch is made by Valley Industries and has 2 sets of holes to fit pre and post '78 bumper brackets.
 

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Well, I looked at the Valley hitches and they only list a class 2 hitch and I need a class 3. Still looks like it should be easy to adapt the '78. If I need to do some welding, that's ok. Thanks for the info.
 
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