So, I got this rear bumper/tire carrier built and I absolutely love it. When I spec'd it out I originally was thinking bolt on however, seeing that there are only 4 little bolts that hold it on to the frame and the bumper/ tire carrier is heaver that what I want those bolts holding, I need to fix it!
Just after a month of running it and not really even off the road the bumper is starting to wobble because of loosening bolts. So, the only way to cure that is to weld it, right?
So, here's what I have and I need some advice on how to secure it to the jeep's frame. Should It be welded just on the two corners where it's actually meeting seamlessly with the frame and be done with it, or do I have to fabricate another something to fill in the gap where it traverses the frame?
In the third picture you can see where it has a little gap between the frame and bumper, that's my concern. you can't really see it but it opens ip to liek a 1/8" gap after the body mount...
Ugh, I need to do something fast before it loosens up enough and rattles right off the Jeep. That'd be a nightmare!