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post #1 of 5 Old 07-01-2010, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Tow Bar Mounting Bracket Fab?

First off, if this is in the wrong forum, please move it to the correct forum.
This is what I came up with as a mounting bracket for attaching the tow bar brackets to the front of my TJ. It is built from 3"x3"x1/4" angle. The same material was used to box in 4 different sections that I will use to mount Aux lights to. The ends are also braced and welded for extra strength. It sits directly on top of the OEM bumper and is mounted to the frame with the two top bumper OEM bolts. I will be attaching D-rings to the lower OEM bumper bolt and to the front end cross member for securing of the safety tow chains.
Do you see any reason this set-up will not work or provide the needed strength for towing the TJ behind the motor home.
FWIW...I also have purchased an Aux tow brake system with a brake away system in the event of the worse case scenerio.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-01-2010, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I know, it is pretty much a street Jeep.....and yes those are black side nerf bars....IE: wife has short legs. And the Grandson needed a jungle gym to climb on.
I just bought it a few weeks ago for the primary reason to pull behind our Motorhome. The price was right, it was clean, 1 Original Owner with all papers to confirm its history. The Grandkids love it and it makes me smile.
When the right Rubicon comes along I will replace this TJ, but in the mean time I will keep a grin from ear to ear every time I drive it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-17-2010, 07:47 PM
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Looking at the brackets, I have the exact same towbar set-up on my '01.

I removed the front rubber bumpers and drilled and bolted the brackets in the same place the "bumpers" were. (backing plates used)

Just got back from a trip north. Pulled the Jeep behind the MH for 2,500 miles. Towed like a dream.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-17-2010, 09:08 PM
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-18-2010, 07:55 AM
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Yours looks fine. Used my D-ring tabs and made some plates to connect my towbar to it.

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