Driving FZJ80 Without Rear Bumper Crossmember

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Mine is rusted and I bought a brand new crossmember from Toyota. I'd like to cut off the old one, clean it all up, prime it, and then bring it in to a shop to weld it in place.

Will driving my truck without the crossmember be risky since it is part of the frame technically?
 
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Mine is rusted and I bought a brand new crossmember from Toyota. I'd like to cut off the old one, clean it all up, prime it, and then bring it in to a shop to weld it in place.

Will driving my truck without the crossmember be risky since it is part of the frame technically?
No because there is another crossmember 30" in front of it.

If you were going rock crawling or trail riding, maybe. But driving 45 MPH through town to get to a weld shop is not likely going to make the wheels fall off.
 

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