Looking solid as always.
Nope I made something very similar to beef that area up. I will be welding them in once I have everything in order so I can paint it and then prep the end so I can weld it to the back end of the floor area. These are the ones that I for my Xj bumper and the second one is what I made for the camper.The bumper looks strong as hell but also just as heavy. It looks like in the pictures you're just bolting to the stock mounts which are not known for their strength. Have you thought about using something like this? http://www.nates4x4.com/Retro_fit_Into_the_Frame_XJ_Rear_Bumper_Tie_In_p/tie-in_xjr.htm
Wow, looking great. Very solid for sure. My only question is why the spare is so high up? Wouldn't it be better to lower it? Looks like it would have to move to the right to clear the jerry cans too. But not lifting the spare that high up when you need it, and lowering the center of gravity a little would be enough for me to mount it lower.
Yes, but with it being a trailer, Im figuring the departure angle is less of a priority.If you don’t mount the tire high like that, it kills your approach angle on obstacles. A lot of guys move the tire behind the drivers side so they have a better view out the passenger side.