Replacing Rear Cross Member need suggestions
I'm in somewhat of a predicament. The previous owner of my Cj-7 had welded a piece of 1/4" from the stock towing bar to the crossmember and to the body so he could mount a pintel hitch. I need to replace my bodymounts...they're all dry rotted. So what I figure I have to do is find someone to torch this piece of steel off and then replace the crossmember and then the bodymounts (looking at the daystar 1" body lift kit). Now the big question should I buy a 4wd hardware crossmember ($70 with the stock holes) or have the person who torches it fabricate one (a crossmember)for me? I'm planing on getting a new bumber/tire carrier in the spring so I should probably go with the stock replacement right? sorry for dragging on.
80 CJ-7 Laredo 304v8 TF999 3.73's BFG M/T's