I am buying a 2006 Corolla to replace the 1995 Geo Prizm I have been driving for 12 years. On the Prizm, the metal beam going back to the bumper had a flange that I could get a strap hook on to tie down my canoe. The equivalent beams in the Corolla are more of a box tube without any flange. However the mechanic that checked out the Corolla for me pointed out that the metal tube has threaded holes so a trailer hitch can be installed. I would like to install some eye bolts or hooks that I can hook straps to for my canoe.
Does anyone know what size and thread the bolts for that installation are?
I looked up a trailer hitch for an '06 Corolla and the specs said it came with 4 Hex Bolts - M12 x 1.25 x 35 CL8.8. I don't know how to read that to know what the bolt size and thread are.
Any help appreciated.