eBay (NH): '83-4 Max. 4-dr. Valley 8177 trailer hitch kit

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eBay (NH): '83-4 Max. 4-dr. Valley 8177 trailer hitch kit

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Auction 250029673957, ends Sep-24-06 16:00:00 PDT
VALLEY INDUSTRIES
CUSTOM TRAILER HITCH
1982-83 DATSUN MAXIMA 4-DR. PSGR.
1500 LBS. TRAILER WEIGHT
MODEL - 6177
NEW IN BOX
packed with pride
11 x 8 x 6"
13.2 lbs
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.
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Is this a good choice for a bumper hitch on the Maxima?
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shark wrote:Is this a good choice for a bumper hitch on the Maxima?
I've been hoping to run across something more substantial but apparently there isn't anything out there. Maybe this is all that was ever made..don't know.

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Kassim won't post pics of his mega-hitch for his '83 Sedan. So we don't know what the "top of the heap" hitch looks like ;)
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.
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shark wrote:Is this a good choice for a bumper hitch on the Maxima?
I don't know if it's a good choice, but there aren't a lot of options. There simply isn't much to work with. Valley makes good stuff, and the price is certainly right. But I would want to haul a very limited load with a bumper hitch. Say, a small utility trailer.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.
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We haul a small boat around to fish the backwater with. Would not want to bid against anyone if you guys want it. I don't have a running Maxima at this point.
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18 hrs to closing, no bids. I'd say that there's little interest. Buy it. You will want to be circumspect about what and how you pull though. Small boat -- do you think we're talking like 800-1000 lbs?
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.
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I would buy it but I don't know how confident I am of this setup. I would probably add a steel plate from one bumper mount to the other that attaches to this and provides reinforcement. Also, it says 4 door, so I assume that excludes the wagon?

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Yup, the Wagon and Sedan bumpers are different.

I've had a similar "kit" installed on my Wagon, in 1999 by a shop (I was lazy; they bid a good price for installation and all), and it doesn't look anything like that one, though it's still a bumper-mount.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.
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shark wrote:Would not want to bid against anyone if you guys want it. I don't have a running Maxima at this point.
Carimbo needs it and asked me to try to buy it for him (long story), so I just put in a bid after all.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.
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Well, looks like somebody wants it bad, more than Carimbo does. I'll have to invite the winning bidder over.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.
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asavage wrote:Well, looks like somebody wants it bad, more than Carimbo does. I'll have to invite the winning bidder over.
:twisted: PUSH "beardy's" bid a few notches. :twisted:
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philip wrote:PUSH "beardy's" bid a few notches.
Why? Do you have history with that seller?

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Sold, at $20.50 .
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.
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asavage wrote:
philip wrote:PUSH "beardy's" bid a few notches.
Why? Do you have history with that seller?

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Sold, at $20.50 .
:twisted: :roll: :wink: :twisted:
Just for the fun of making a competing bidder pay more.
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