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2016 Canyon short bed and 5.0 classic rig
We are setting up our Canyon Duramax for towing our new to us 5.0. Included are installation pictures.
These are the bracket type supplied with the pro-series 30056 kit.  Two are slanted and two straight.
making the bracket fit the bolt location.  I actually removed the wrong bridge between holes and ended up removing the next inward bridge also. ...
Colorado durmax short bed
Hitch about 4 inches behind the axle.  28 inches from cab.
Finished hitch.  You can see the 4 inches rear of wheel wells.  The Bedrug was cut up and reinstalled in 3 pieces.
Left rear beacket installed. Each bracket was installed up against the bed-to-side joint weld interface.  A 1-3/8 spacer between bracket and bed. ...
Left front bracket installed.  The position inside the frame rail for the bolt from the hitch rail is very limited by interferences.  A fastening tab...
Left rear marked. A backing plate of 1/4 steel was fabricated for the second stud and inserted behind the large hole in the rail.
Left front location marked
right front bracket in place
Right rear bracket in place.  Installing this bracket and the one on the left required bending an interfering flange toward the rear just hidden by...
Right wide view.  You can see some of the limitations in locating the brackets. A clear set of locations 22 inches apart in all 4 locations is very...
Right front studs in place ready for bracket
right rear location marked for drilling
Finished rig
Pro Series 30056 hitch and rail package. RV5 extender on the 5.0.  Tailgate easily lowers for hitching.  Not sure if it would clear when turning.
Closeup of the finished hitch-up.  The prior owner installed 2 grease-less plastic lubricating discs on the 5.0. The work fine.  No rattling of the...


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