I decided to take care of a project today. It turned out okay. I'm not overly excited how this looks, but I wanted a way to carry my bike around without putting it NEAR the body!
Here's a picture of the end results.
I purchased the Curt hitch receiver FYI.
I drove the Lude to work since we have a lowered work bay in the back. This gave me the perfect place to park so I could stand and sit below the rear to drill the holes.
So I test fit the hitch to mark all the holes and started drilling. THe Curt hitch requires you to drill 6 holes, 2 in the bumper bar and 4 around the toe hook housing. You'll also need to go inside the trunk and drill a hole for access to the toe hook area. I forgot to take a picture inside the trunk.
I bolted the hitch to the bumper bar first. This part is simple, just put the bolt through and place the nut on is and finger tight. The toe hook is scary but also simple. You feed a fish wire up through the holes you drilled in the toe hook body and out the access hole in the trunk. Then you thread the bolt onto the fish wire and pull the bolt down and back through the holes you drilled. Sounds tuff but it's actually easy.
I'll get the bike rack out tomorrow and take a picture of the finished product.