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Front Hitch and the "cross member"

I'm interested in installing a front hitch on a 94 XLT 4x4 with the 4.0. I ordered a Curt 31063 based on a fit guide, but when I hold it in place to mount it, I don't see how it is going to work. The directions that came with the hitch say that it doesn't fit vehicles with a cross member. Has anyone figured out which cross member they are talking about? I'll attempt to attach a picture of mine. Mine has a large steel piece that is welded to the main frame members.


If that's not a cross member, I don't know what is- but then there are some other threads that seem to imply that folks are thinking that the instructions are referring to a different cross member.
So is there something that I'm not seeing about how to make the 31063 fit, and if not has anyone found a bolt-on option for a front hitch that will fit my truck?
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Thats the part they mention. It has a bulge on the driver side to protect the steering gearbox and pitman arm
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Thanks, I'll see if I can send this hitch back. Are there any bolt-on options for this truck, or is it just going to be a cut and weld job?
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I think you will find that the Cross Member refered to is the one that torsion bar trucks have the one where the tow hooks are fitted. I looked into installing a front hitch on my 2011 and that was the end of the plan.
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