here are some disproportional plans of the plate. if i had to do over i probably would use one peice for the plate. i was in a hurry and menard only had 24"x24" peices. 24"x36" would have been perfect. i probably would also weld it for added strength. i was able jump on it and i was even brave enough to jack to the truck on the supports alittle and it did not give at all.