Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lake George, CO
Here is what I plan to "attempt"
Round tube, 4130 to save weight
Hinge on the left side, double up the 2x4 under the bumper and use a 8.5" tall sleeve for the spindle. May anchor to the subframe as well
I want the tire to be equal distance from the round, inner edge of the tail light, and the top step edge of the bumper (more pleasing to my eye)
Tire on left side to add visibility out the back, closer to the hinge to cut down on side loading
Tire will be tight against the frame of tubing, to keep it snug
Probably add a jerry can to the right side
Dunno, just playing with ideas.. this way you only have to cut two small, round holes in the bumper cover. Round tube looks better to me than the square box bar.
Just another old fart in a Jeep... watchout younguns!!!
RC LA, IRO 6 in springs, OTK, Bilsteins, Aussie, Eaton, RCV's, 242-SYE, hidden winch, JCR Stage 3, skidded and trussed & sleeved
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