Monday, April 29, 2013

My day with a Blue Ox

Well it was time for the little fit to have a tow plate installed. The price from the professionals was $1100-$1400 to install it.

Being a cheap person, with nothing else to do, I ordered the Blue Ox tow package.


Installing a Blue ox 001

The first job is open the hood and start removing screws and Plastic fasteners.

Installing a Blue ox 002

In a few minutes the front nose clip is off.

Installing a Blue ox 003

6 –7 hours later the hitch is attached with a little cutting and drilling. Above the only thing you can see on this picture is the bright orange sticker on the right hand side. From this point is an hour of pulling wire for the tail lights

Installing a Blue ox 004

The finished product, and the only thing you see is a wire in the center of the grill. I did not have the right connector to finish the electrical.

So that was my day with a Blue Ox.

I am beat. that is too much up and down for  these old knees, the total cost was about $405 including the wiring package.

At least the rain held off for the whole time. Thanks for stopping by …

Nite Shipslog


Grandson Luke came by at just the right time to help be re-install the nose clip. Luke graduates from High School  this year. Then Off to college.


Future Nissan Pivo3 Concept 

Nisson Future car, Electrical

51 stud

I can remember when this looked like the future!


Chatty Crone said...

I do have to say that was amazing - proud of you - I don't think many would want or could even do that! sandie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Great job! Glad you got it done!

Paula said...

Good for you saving all that money. We see several of those little electric cars around here but they look scary to me with all the big oil field trucks on the road.


That is terrific that you were able to make that installation yourself with just a little bit of help. GOOD JOB.

shirl72 said...

I bet you are tired up and down.
I knew you could do it and it
looks good. Glad Luke came by at
the right time. Glad you saved

shirl72 said...

PS: Like the 50's Studebaker with
the bullet nose.

Anonymous said...

Good job!


Louis la Vache said...

hee hee... Ol' «Louis» wouldn't have been able to do install that! Hats off to you!

Re the Studebaker. Those cars were styled by Raymond Loewy and Associates, one team member being Robert Bourke who designed the extraordinarily beautiful '53 Studebaker Starliner.

Look at the nose of that Stude - and compare it with the front of the ill-fated Tucker. Clearly the Tucker was inspiration for Bourke (who did the front of this Studebaker) as it was for the front of the '49-51 Fords with their "spinner" in the center of the grille.

Loewy was from France. His instructions to Bourke, Tucker influence aside, was "Make eet look like zee aeroplane, Bob! Zee aeroplane! Eet must look like zee aeroplane!"

Anonymous said...

excellent job Jack...looks good! it's a wonderful thing to be mechanically inclined and organized! I'm sure I paid a bundle when we had the hitch put on our Saturn...sadly Don just wasn't able to give it a go. Congratulations to your Grandson Luke!

Anonymous said...

Any install is better with a grandson helping. ~Mary