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Re: Drilling rear bumper?
The rear bumpers I've seen stand off the rear cross member by a couple of inches using "L" brackets welded to the bumpers.
They are mounted to the two pairs of holes in the cross member just directly out board from the frame's channels.
Additionally, for added frame tie in strength, it is a good idea to fabricate some longer "L" brackets with one leg bolted through the channel frame (using squeeze tubes) and the other leg behind the rear cross member.
The bumper mounting bolts then go through the added frame "L" brakets then through the rear cross member and finally through the stand off "L" brackets welded to the bumper. Hope I made that clear enough ... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]