“Dad had a receiver hitch installed on his Town Car after he sold his 1 ton Chevy”
Underneath all the leather and fake wood is a full frame just like a truck so this isn’t as crazy as it first seems.
The hell it isnt dumbass. That looks to be a bit overrated for that vehicle. He might get away with a bit smaller trailer.
Matt, you obviously don’t know your frames. This is a Lincoln Town Car. Not a One-Ton Chevy. The Lincoln won’t pull ANYTHING except a small trailer. If that Lincoln pulls anything on that full-size trailer, the frame is toast. Frames differ depending on the vehicle. Example: a ’99-’06 Chevy half-ton truck frame is half the size of an ’88-’98 Chevy half-ton truck frame.
The TC has a 4.6L V8 and rear wheel drive. Same as a lot of F150s. No, it’s not designed for heavy duty work, but that’s not all that big a trailer and they pull easily enough. We used to have trailer balls on all our cars in the 60s, even on a Rambler (which was more likely to be on the trailer rather than pulling it). Just don’t pull stuff with the OD on.
TC’s also have an air ride leveling system. Maybe it’s not as crazy as it appears.
Dub is spot on. And in case you other dumbasses cant tell, the damn body is already buckled behind the rear tires. The fucking trailer is bigger than the damn car.
While the trailer (if significantly loaded) is too big for the TC, I don’t think that 1/4 panel is buckled from towing, it looks more like it was hit. There’s a round spot in the dent that looks like it’s rusted or otherwise suffered environmental damage as a consequence of not having the damage repaired. A buckled body from towing too much when the photo was taken wouldn’t have this old damage look to it. Plus there is a horizontal crease. Buckling from a bent frame would just be a vertical or near vertical crease.
As I recall, at some point Ford reduced the towing ability of the panther platform. Probably for CAFE.
If they are just moving the trailer, then it’s probably fine.
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