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post #1 of 4 Old 05-17-2019, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Add towing hitch... rear bumper welded on

Just picked up a YJ. Prior owner welded custom steel rear bumper to the frame.
Any ideas how to add a towing hitch?


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post #2 of 4 Old 05-17-2019, 09:45 PM
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Any pictures of it? A standard bolt on hitch may still fit depending on the bumper but you would lose some departure angle if that matters to you
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Sure! Here are images of the bumper and the weld points
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Do you have access to a welder? If you do, I would first cut some triangles to connect your frame to your bumper to help with lateral loads. Then I would buy a hitch, trace the square where you want it on the bumper and then drill four holes, one for each corner of the square. Then use a angle grinder to cut the sides of the square out from hole to hole. Then weld the hitch in place.

If you don't, I'd still have someone weld on some triangular supports for your bumper and buy a bolt on hitch from etrailer .com
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