The plates that are in the pic w/ the two hook: Are they actually used? If so, where do they go??? I've looked in the FSB & other places and can't find them. Same with pics of some of the trucks here on the board.
I have never seen them on a stock cruiser. however, its a good idea as the frame rails arent even 3/16" where the tow hook bolts mount. Never a bad idea to use a backing double plate to distribute the load. frame rails can and have torn in the vicinity of the tow hooks.