Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Near Fairfield, CT
I never did it, I have a bumer-mounted unit, but I once got to thinking . . .
For the top two backing plates, why not make kind of an "L" bracket, so that it can also be bolted thru the top of the wheelwell? You could make it snug under the lip inside the tub, not very intrusive, I think. I like the idea of some of the weight being x-fered down onto a horizontal surface, better able to cope with the weight.
By the by, I think that the Bestop TJ tire carrier does something like this.
'82 Scrambler - NV4500/4.5" lift/33" Toyo MTs/4.0/twin stick, and my windshield washers work! Full 1/2 cab Cage
2004 Grand Limited 4.7 HO - OH Boy!
2010 Grand Laredo 5.7 Hemi - SICK - back for a second time!
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