I'm making some small changes so it will be suitable for my camping trips towing the offroad trailer. Most important is some decent recovery hooks.
I had the rated recovery hooks already and want to mount them to the KK. Going to use the brackets from the Mopar 3" stainless nudge bar that was on it.
The heavy wall tubing was cut into saddles and captive nuts welded to the underside. Then welded to the nudge bar bracket plates. The saddles are needed to clear the nuts and leave some room for upwards pulls out of a bog hole etc.
It will bolt back under the front rails and crossmember in this position.
Was hoping I could leave the bumper on but the nut plates inside the rail and crossmember kept moving around while trying to thread the plates bolts back in.
I made a plate off the side of it too to hold the lead for my battery charger that I have permanently mounted inside the engine bay.
Doesn't project out at all so no hurting your shins!
Probably could have been mounted slightly higher with shorter saddles. But only had about 10mm of clearance above the captive nuts.
Neat and unobtrusive. Will give me some where to attach my hand winch via a tree projection strap attached to both hooks at once to spread the load.