Originally Posted by max49
I bought a '97 Wrangler just for a toy and a lightweight toad. I checked on a baseplate for it and they want almost $400 for it. The front bumper looks plenty strong enough to mount the tow bar to. Has anyone else towed their Wrangler with the tow bar hooked to the bumper, very close to where the bumper is attached to the frame with 6 bolts.
I've already got the brakes covered.
I tow a '97 Wrangler, the Demco base plate is $230. It bolts onto each side of the frame rail on the underside of the bumper and one bolt to the rad support. It took about a half hour to install. If you don't have a Demco tow bar, they sell adapters for Blue Ox and other tow bars.
If your Wrangler has the stock bumper, the face of it is too thin to weld brackets to, I know, I tried....