the hitch is welded in between the two frame rails. Where there are mounting holes, I welded a nut to the hitch. So it's welded and bolted. I've hauled my s-10 on it and it's holding up well. I have full confidence in it.
I debated on cutting a big slit. Like 1-1/2" x 12" and have the exhaust come out of it. While it looks small it should serve the purpose well. I am limited by the space on the backside. While there is a 3" flat are on the front, on the back it's just shy of 2" clear.
It might dissappear in the near future. I could put a Grate over the two openings to hide the pipe.
i like the exhaust but i think i would have gone bigger.
and maybe further apart. I like the idea alot though. I thought that you would have been finished by now. I started after you and finished about 4-5 dyas after you started. When is it going to be painted?
that thing looks so good wayne! it's definitely different than what i was picturing. it looks awesome with the paint and you barely notice the holes for the exhaust. i think, once installed, it will look amazing. good job on it!