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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by verde742, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. verde742
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    Looking for a pre-1965 Chrome Ball, 2" for a trailer hitch, for a pre-1965 travel trailer.

    I realize this might be difficult to find, but thought I would start here.

    IF I can only find it, then my primary project would be complete and on the road.

    Thanks, & May God Bless.
     
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  2. I wanted to say something off color here but instead I will give you a bump.

    I imagine that you will need to find NOS and I hope you find it. good luck to you.;)
     
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  3. brigrat
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    Just curious what differentiates a pre & post '65 Chrome Trailer Hitch Ball?
     
  4. P M sent B-O-B
     

  5. The size of the stud or the bolt that goes into the head.
     
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    like porn, you can't De-fine it, but you know it when ya see it..:rolleyes:
     
  7. verde742
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    kinda the NUT that makes it all work..
     
  8. Most of them had square nuts. Not all that pleasing to fondle. :D
     
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    Now that is sooo true, not a good fit , either.
     
  10. brigrat
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    Been looking for a reason to post pic's of this old ball as I am also into old classic boats, wood and Fiberglass. No it's not Chrome or a 2" or a traditional hot rod part but you get another free pump non the less!
    DSCF6978.JPG DSCF6977.JPG
     
  11. Some of the old balls were very interesting.

    Might make a good thread post your old balls. Well maybe not come to think of it.LOL
     
  12. verde742
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    Close; But no cigar.... thanks tho

    Great Ball, But no Nut (s)
     
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  13. seb fontana
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    You would need one that has the carrage bolt through it? Were they all chromed or is there a cheap model? I may have one but don't remember it being chromed nor do I really know where it iso_O..
     
  14. verde742
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    I understand. Mis-placed balls can be hard to locate..Sometimes last place ya look, there they are.
    I do think some standard models aren't chrome. Mostly deluxe, would be chrome tho.
     
  15. brigrat
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    Like Anthony Weiner I have nothing better to do than post pic's of my balls. This Valley or custom (no name) made one have to be old...........................................
    DSCF6980.JPG DSCF6981.JPG DSCF6982.JPG DSCF6979.JPG
     
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  16. They came both ways as I recall, chrome and black. I know in the old Monkey Wards catalogs you could find them both ways.
     
  17. verde742
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    yes, Some are wore out,
    Only good for show, after a while, no interest,
    just sorta of a nuisance no one wants to voluntarily get rid of tho.
     
  18. verde742
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    I have heard of younger males with blue balls, can't remember see'n any.
     
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  20. I cannot say for a fact that blue balls is even a legit ailment. I do have an old pair of balls in a pink wrapper and have been told that they must be brass at least once. :D
     
  21. blowby
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    I'll look at my balls, I haven't seen them in awhile. :oops: Nothing unusual but I do have some oddball couplers. My stump grinder has a half ball on top and a fork that slips under the ball, with a bolt that clamps it together. My old boat had a round tube open ended tongue with a slot at the bottom that slid over the ball, and a cap that clamped on the front.
     
  22. Petejoe
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    Open ended tongues with a slot on the bottom belong to every pair of rare balls.
     
  23. t.canter
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    Quote "I cannot say for a fact that blue balls is even a legit ailment"
    If you mean blue as in sad, thats a legit ailment.
     
  24. Kan Kustom
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    MY EYES !!!!!!!! MY EYES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!........................
     
  25. e1956v
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    Left ball or right ball?
     
  26. upspirate
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    Those may have been manufactured by the "Ben Wa' company.....highly desired in some circles!:rolleyes:
     
  27. been playing with trailer balls for a long time....You are most likely looking for the ball with a square hole in the top that used a carriage bolt (1/2") with a square nut. A 60 falcon I worked on had one like that (long time ago) I do remember the one above with the "gator" teeth that was of the square hole design and may predate the solid ones.
    Almost all the balls I have seen that were older than 1969 were not chrome, most were black, some were red rust and jus t a few were blue.....
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  28. upspirate
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    Back to topic, all the ones on my trailer hitch shelve are modern Draw-Tite and other brands.....sorry.

    I do have an old set of NOS in box round metal trailer lights though
     
  29. theHIGHLANDER
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    I think a lot of the old ones got scratched a lot. Take that comment where you will...
     
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  30. gatz
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    what was the purpose of the saw-tooth opening?

     

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