Broken rear crossmember
I went out wheelin this past week and one of my buddies got stuck. All I have for tow points on the back is a hitch so i hooked my tow strap to my hitch ball since that was all there was. While pulling I felt something give and when i checked it out the right side of the crossmember had broken off from the frame on the bottom and sides so the only part holding is the top of the frame on the right side. Does anyone have any links or advice on how to repair this? I have seen somewhere that someone replaced their rear crossmember with a piece of 2x4 tubing. I dont know exactly the best way to do this, but it needs to be fixed soon. I am probably going to take this opportunity to build a good bumper for the back since i am fabbing something up back there anyways. Please give me some help here.
1989 black YJ, 2.5L 5speed
SOA on stock springs with add a leaf in rear, Welded D30, Posi-Locked, traction bar, Rear 5/8" Boomerang Shackles, OBA, Ditched Front and Rear Trac Bar, 34x10.5 LTB TSL Swampers on 15x8 M/T Classics, Ramsey Pro Plus 9000