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Requires some hand & power tools and minimal mechanical knowledge.
While staying true to VW's classic look, we've created a stronger, more functional rear bumper. This bumper is crafted from 12-gauge mild steel, includes a built-in 2" hitch receiver, and is finished in gloss white powder coat for long-lasting durability. It serves as a heavy-duty replacement for your flimsy original bumper, and a platform for our Type II Bus swing-away carrier system.
Installation is quick and simple with basic hand tools. Complete hardware and step-by-step instructions are included.
Fits: 1973-79 Type II Bus.
NOTE: The GoWesty trailer hitches we offer for Bus and Vanagon are the same size as a standard Class III hitch (2"), and accept any accessory or towing insert that fits into a standard Class III hitch. We manufacture them this way to increase versatility. However, this hitch is NOT capable of standard Class III loading in terms of tongue weight or towing capacity. Do not load this hitch at the tow ball more than 200 lbs., and factor 10 lbs. less per inch outward from where the tow ball would normally sit for using the hitch to carry bikes or a basket, for example. We do not recommend using this hitch to tow more than 1500 lbs.
Plug 'n' Play — Requires no or basic hand tools and no mechanical knowledge.
Handy — Requires some hand & power tools and minimal mechanical knowledge.
DIY — Requires a full tool set and broad mechanical knowledge.
Pro — Requires professional-level tools, talent and experience.