A tow hook on the hardtop and a ball hitch on a bumperette? Our education system has surely missed a few candidates--usually guys who do this stuff don't live into adulthood, and for good reason ! Cousins should definitely not marry.
Pretty sure this was a Baja bailout rig. You know, when your rig breaks down and you're wondering to the next town you stumble upon this sweet beast. As long you have a wire nut in your pocket you can make it to the next town. My imagination is running wild with that winch controlled table thingy and its use. It even has stabilizing jacks! Quartering elephants? Wait.. I know... studying coconut crabs, uh, that's it for sure. Man, you are going to be busy.