Well, IMO all that bracketry's gotta go. For a secure recovery point you want it to be mounted directly to the frame w/quality hardware or to a STOUT, properly designed bumper (like a winch bumper). Is there room to mount the hook on the bottom of the framerail and notch the bumper so you can get to it? Sometimes you can just move the bumper up, too.
I've never liked the idea of mounting hooks that way - if I wanted to be able to drive over an obstacle, grab it, and pull it backwards, that's how I'd mount them. But I don't want to drive over an obstacle, find I can't make it, and then back up & find I'm attached to it. If I didn't have my bumper, I'd have put shackle brackets on the bottoms of the frame rails. They could be attached EXACTLY like that hook, but a shackle will pivot if you run over something and it can be easily removed when the wheeling is done. They're also MUCH more reliable than hooks...
Steve has a good point. Broncos start with no hooks from factory (what was ford thinking), easy way to maintain stock bumper and put a secure recovery point up front is a notch in the stock bumper/hook to the frame. Next up for me though will be more hacksaw work on the front bumper, on the sides for the tires. I'm thinking mounting the hook sideways on the verticle part of the frame, or looking a bit closer at a shackle.
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