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Front Crossmember.

I wanna get a new crossmember welded in to attach a bumper like Sea-bass' or Seed60's. Which would be a better crossmember to atach the bumper to, a hitch just welded in there, or a piece of like 3x2 steel?
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Anyone? My stock crossmember got a little tweaked and I wanna replace it.
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Weld in the reciver but fab mounts for the bumper. Putting a 2x2x1/4" square in there would open a whole world of possibilities for bumper mounting, and give you an integrated and high up receiver.
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A hitch would work good or maybe some 4x2 rectangular tube steel and you could work a hitch in.

I used a piece of 4x4x1/4 angle for mine.
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Didn't you weld in a receiver on your totaled ranger? What kind of hitch was it?

Directed towards Buckgnarly.
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Sea-Bass (and me) have a bumper that bolts to the stock frame horns.

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Didn't you weld in a receiver on your totaled ranger? What kind of hitch was it?

yup, it was a hitch from some old van. Needed a straight wide piece, got it form the JY cheap. Welded on some 1/2" blocks, drilled nad tapped mounting holes on that for the skid plate.

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Yeah, but my stock crossmember is tweaked and I've been leaning towards the bumper like Seed60's.
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whoever you have build the bumper will be able to incorporate into a new cross member. I wouldnt get the bumper welded on personally.

anyone with the slightest fab skills can weld a new cross member in though!
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Well I just bought a hitch on craigslist for $25. Picking it up tomorrow.
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