Well my first setup using a 2" receiver didn't hold up to the 12" of cement we got a couple weeks ago. So after searching the web I finally found an instruction manual for a Meyer frame setup for YJs. Also found some pictures people post so I had a pretty good idea of what was needed.
I used white aluminum house trim to make my templates. It's nice to mark up and easy to bend.
Here's a couple pictures of the side brackets. Those took a while to cut with a sawzall! Now I'm going to make the cross member that goes between these brackets out of 3"x1" 1/4" tube. The brackets are 3/8". Once that is together them I can make the supports that mount to the lower part of the brackets and up to the frame.
The brackets are a little long and will be trimmed once the cross member is attached. The plow blade frame mounts wants to be at 12.5" off the ground so the bottom side brackets should be 10" off the ground.
The side brackets use two 5/8" x 4" bolts and a special 3/4" "T" bolt (not shown). These are inserted into the oval hole on the frame and the T keeps them from turning while the nut is tightened. Haven't made them yet.
Had my 17 year old son helping me. He had a good time and enjoyed learning!
Being Cut with the sawzall...sloooooooow! Plasma would be nice.
My son finishing off the cut edges.
Making the bends.
The final product. This one is for the right side. The left had an extra hole to clear the head of the bolt for the steering box.
Bracket on the Jeep less the funky "T" bolt I have to fab. The white piece is the mock up for the support member back up to the frame.