[quote author=Rogue link=board=2;threadid=8505;start=msg72373#msg72373 date=1070771191]
...how do I convince my parents that a new Slee rear on my truck would be beneficial?
Rogue... The parents would like to have you around in the event that you were rear ended by some hapless mouth breather in traffic wouldn't they?? ALWAYS play the safety card!! Much stronger, and better GAS tank protection with the Slee rear bumper.
Dan I don't know what you are doing with your hitch. On my 60 I cut the rear crossmember and flipped a Class 4 receiver hitch into place. It bolted right up in the bolt holes from the factory. I had to cut a square hole in the bumper and then we tubed the hole so nothing would get into the bumper. It was used as an air tank.
This is the best pic I could find of the rear step we made, it has apin like a normal hitch, but it works vertical instead of horizontal. It uses the 4 holes in the chassis and the nuts were cut off the chassis and a plate added behind to spread the load, and allow bigger bolts.