Hi guys. I am not totally sure if this is a good place to put this but I am looking for help on how to create mount points for the rear end of my '83 CJ7. I bought it a few months ago and have been prepping it for a Moab trip next week and realized that I don't have any mount points to attach a tow strap to in the back. The PO did a couple funky things, the "bumper" is c channel that has been welded to the frame and then he welded a couple small tubes to act as coupling for support bars for a stock spare tire cooler rack.
I know I need to attach whatever to the frame but don't know how or what to use for this. I am planning on buying new bumpers in the to so distant future but need to spend the $ on other things first. I am willing to cut into the c channel to get to the frame but need to leave it on for now for legal reasons. I will probably cut the coupling tubes off regardless since I will never use the rack they were for.
Please help me with any ideas on how to tackle this. I really just want a way to mount a d shackle in the back "just in case." I am a noob, I borrowed a buddies harbor freight welder for another project and it was basically the first time I welded anything that wasn't just dicking around. For this reason I don't know that I am comfortable welding anything to the frame that needs to hold. I can pay someone to do it and I am not against trying to locate a metal shop to help fab something up. I just need ideas as to what that should be.
Here are pics of my setup.
(they were too large to post directly here.)