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Old 04-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Confusion View Post
What did you use to adapt the clevis mounts to the tow bar? I have the roadmaster baseplate but want to dump them due to them being below the bumper. I've been looking at bumpers and would love to find someone make me one that has two tabs on each side so I could connect my tow bar direct to it versus dealing with adapters.
I had to have them made, it took a while to find someone to do it and wasn't cheap. If you know someone, it might be cheaper, I didn't know anyone at the time.

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #16
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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....

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Old 04-21-2012, 06:29 PM   #17
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Here's a picture of my '97 Wrangler. It's not the best pic of bumper but I'd bet it is after market. It seems to be strong and goes all the way around on 3 sides like a C channel. I drilled to 1/2" holes for the tow bar brackets. The bumper steel is .215" or 5.5MM thick.


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