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 Posted: Aug 17, 2019 02:11AM
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Build yourself.
I built one for mine that takes a 1 1/4 inch removeable hitch and it  bolts to the heel board and rear sub frame cross member with 6 bolts total
Cool, some pics? I can weld lol or find someone who is better than me most likely
I am in the UK right now for the IMM event.
I think i have some pics on my phone send me an email address my contact info is in my profile as i have trouble posting pics here.
I own the blue dually pick up that Mini guy posted and that hitch will be for sale as well.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Aug 15, 2019 10:58AM
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Awesome all. It is just for bicycles and occasionally taking my supermoto to thr track. My lotus elise handled this well and in my case I will have similiar power...time to break out the welder.. 

 Posted: Aug 15, 2019 05:42AM
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Receiver style hitch worked great for a Bicycle Rack when wanted. 
   I had the same hitch Red Riley posted..

 Posted: Aug 15, 2019 04:07AM
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Aside from the physical difficulties of fitting a towbar to a pup/van/estate, remember that the stated (and sensible) towing capacity is tiny.

Any LWB Mini should only tow around 200kg / 440lbs. (I'm writing this at work and don't have a manual to hand for the exact figure.)

Yes, you can tow more, but you're increasing your liklihood of having an instability accident...

 Posted: Aug 14, 2019 03:23PM
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Rick Higgs was building them back in 2011 (per his email), but that was for sedans with side exit exhaust, not center exit.

Of all the Mini pickups I've sold, I've never had one with a trailer hitch. Sedans, yes, but no pickups or long-wheelbase Minis.

When I was importing containerloads of Minis from New Zealand, we would occasionally find sedans with trailer hitches, even on 850cc Minis!

Awhile back, I was offered this pickup in Texas with a trailer hitch, but it's not a pickup that I brokered. (The owner sent it to a new home before his listing went on the public side of my website.)

Chasing leads on a few other pickups... and tips, leads or links?

- Michael "MiniGuy" Lewis / www.miniguy.com / Agoura Hills, (Southern) California USA 91301. Nice - or really nice - Minis WANTED and available, nationwide! 
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 Posted: Aug 14, 2019 01:22PM
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Or you could do something similar to this.
I took this to a trailer hitch shop and they were going to build it for me, but I liked the receiver one better. 

 Posted: Aug 14, 2019 01:02PM
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Sorry, I can't remember who, but someone on this board made these a while back. I've got one on my car. 

 Posted: Aug 14, 2019 09:14AM
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Originally Posted by malsal
Build yourself.
I built one for mine that takes a 1 1/4 inch removeable hitch and it  bolts to the heel board and rear sub frame cross member with 6 bolts total
Cool, some pics? I can weld lol or find someone who is better than me most likely

 Posted: Aug 14, 2019 05:11AM
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Build yourself.
I built one for mine that takes a 1 1/4 inch removeable hitch and it  bolts to the heel board and rear sub frame cross member with 6 bolts total

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Aug 13, 2019 07:07PM
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Never seen one specifclly made for a pickup.  I had one for a 'sedan" with a reciever and it was a home made jobby too.. Worked great,
   It bolted to the rear seat floor pan = and up to the rear sub frame rear cross beam.


For a Pickup.  you have a gas tank to go around / Reach around.

you would need to extend this' raised piece.. below the tank then up for the hitch.

 Posted: Aug 13, 2019 04:52PM
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Any aftermarket stuff or build myself?