That's a pretty rough sketch to say the least, I'd put a bit more thought into your design if I was you. I've been working on a very detailed rear bumper/tire carrier in AutoCAD. It's a 3-D model with all proper measurements and dimensions for my YJ. It also includes goodies like D-ring mounts, built in back-up lights, hi-lift jack mount and whatever else I can think of. It's taken me a while to do but might as well do it right. I just got to add a few more touches and I'll post the design. Anyway I think the slanted edges look much better.
You could gain some clearance by moving the hitch into the bumper. Cut cut out the appromiate size square of metal from the bottom of the bumper and put the hitch in as flush as you can and get all weld happy (after cunsulting CJ Dave about stress relief)
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Just another idea for you. I built this one for next to nothing from a scrap yard receiver and some stuff I had around. Solid as a rock and harder than some trees. I plan to use it as an air reservoir if I ever get the compressor on, after the new engine.... trans.....someday.
Just another idea for you. I build this one for next to nothing from a scrap yard reciever and some heavy pipe I had around. It's solid as a rock and harder than any tree yet :-) I plan on using it as an air reservoir when I get the compressor on after the new engine...... trans .... some day.