pghjake is correct.
I installed a custom hitch I worked up in my shop.
Originally Posted by pghjake
I think Jay told me he made the hitch in his shop, but I'm sure he will check in and verify.
Below is an excerpt from an earlier post.
I have re posted some pictures since it appears AlanTravis original pictures
don't appear in the OP.
I think the inter-bumper can be purchased at any Smart
Center for about $80.
So, restoring the rear bumper to factory condition is no big deal.
I have wired in a trailer lighting cable that has LEDs on the plug end.
The LEDs light showing correct operation without being pluged into the trailer.
I will post details later.
Installed 2" Smart Hitch today
I followed AlanTravis lead and fabricated a 2" hitch for my Smart Cabriolet.
I wanted a 2" receiver so I could utilize my existing bike rack and have a
husky mount for my next Smart projects which are a golf bag and spare tire rack.
Also, I wanted a higher hitch clearance (15 inches) than some ready make
hitches I have seen advertised for the Smart car.
My fabrication is mostly like Alan's. Except, I didn't use stainless steel nor
bolts for securing the angle that holds the 2" square receiver tube.
I also contoured gusset plates to fit the contour of the inside of the
Smart bumper and welded them in place.
I welded everything with a MIG welder and added chain hooks should
I ever decide to pull a trailer. Of course, I will have to add a socket for
lights and brakes for towing a trailer in my home state.
I also added 3 holes in the vertical backing plate to allow for easy
powder coating of the boxed in interior. I found plastic plugs for the holes
but I am not sure they will hold up considering the heat that is radiated
by the near by muffler.
I purchased all the steel required from a local steel supplier for $35.00
and they even cut and sheared the steel to the exact sizes needed.
They offered welding services at $60/hour as well if needed.
I will post pictures of the golf bag and spare tire rack projects when
I complete them.
Below are several links to pictures of the process and the completed
project. I wanted to post images but I haven't taken the time to
figured out how that is done yet.
Many thanks to AlanTravis for blazing the trail.
His post was a great help in constructing my Smart Hitch.
2" Smart Hitch
About 15" clearance
Gusset Plates Added
Three Access Holes For Power Coating
Welding to Bumper Mounting Tubes
Chain Hooks Welded to Receiver
3/4 Side View
Clamped and Ready for Welding