He just could NOT put this ole dirty, rusty, 9 year old hitch in the new ride with out a bit of clean up. (OK, a LOT of clean up involving a number of trips to several home improvement stores, hardware stores, parts ordered, followed up by MORE trips to the home improvement stores. Up side of all this, I got a number of lunches out while we ran the errands!)
He starts dismantling the hitch.
The humidity was VERY high, he brought the parts into Tana, peeeyouuuu, paint fumes all night. The air conditioner and the electric heaters were both running at the same time to keep the interior of Tana dry. Don't ask, it was his idea, which worked for a while. The air conditioner did help pull the fumes and stinky air out of Tana tho. Geesh what we will do to get a job done, eh??
Below, the hitch receiver head, with teflon lube plate.
Now, starts the black paint.
All painted, ready to go to the truck shop for installation. Man would install the hitch head and the name plate himself later.
It took one 14 hour day at the truck shop (includes drive time of almost 4 hours, close to 2 hours each way), but, here it is, all installed. Note that tired happy face.