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A factory hitch will not work with the JCR bumper without modification. The JCR bumper sits higher and tighter than a stock bumper. I imagine you could modify a universal hitch to mount below the JCR.

 

If you replace the receiver provided by JCR with an actual receiver hitch (I used Curt) the bumper makes for a solid towing point.

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A factory hitch will not work with the JCR bumper without modification. The JCR bumper sits higher and tighter than a stock bumper. I imagine you could modify a universal hitch to mount below the JCR.

 

If you replace the receiver provided by JCR with an actual receiver hitch (I used Curt) the bumper makes for a solid towing point.

 

What am I missing here? If the JCR bumper is higher and tighter than the stock bumper - the Drawtite bolt on hitch will still bolt to the frame just fine. It just will not bolt to the non factory bumper at the center of the bumper, right?

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A factory hitch will not work with the JCR bumper without modification. The JCR bumper sits higher and tighter than a stock bumper. I imagine you could modify a universal hitch to mount below the JCR.

 

If you replace the receiver provided by JCR with an actual receiver hitch (I used Curt) the bumper makes for a solid towing point.

What am I missing here? If the JCR bumper is higher and tighter than the stock bumper - the Drawtite bolt on hitch will still bolt to the frame just fine. It just will not bolt to the non factory bumper at the center of the bumper, right?

Correct., it would bolt to the truck. I estimate a stock receiver would hang about 4" below the bottom of the JCR bumper. In my opinion this does not work as the end result would look unfinished.

 

If I feel ambitious after a hot day of work, i'll hold up my Valley hitch under the JCR bumper on my '86.

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A factory hitch will not work with the JCR bumper without modification. The JCR bumper sits higher and tighter than a stock bumper. I imagine you could modify a universal hitch to mount below the JCR.

 

If you replace the receiver provided by JCR with an actual receiver hitch (I used Curt) the bumper makes for a solid towing point.

What am I missing here? If the JCR bumper is higher and tighter than the stock bumper - the Drawtite bolt on hitch will still bolt to the frame just fine. It just will not bolt to the non factory bumper at the center of the bumper, right?
Correct., it would bolt to the truck. I estimate a stock receiver would hang about 4" below the bottom of the JCR bumper. In my opinion this does not work as the end result would look unfinished.

 

If I feel ambitious after a hot day of work, i'll hold up my Valley hitch under the JCR bumper on my '86.

That's what I was afraid of would love to see a pic though for reference
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i don't know if this helps any...

this is a "stock" bumper i built. same dimensions as factory. and also a factory hitch i built. same dimensions as factory. 

top of my bumper to bottom of receiver is 11" 

bumper is about 8" tall. 

unless the drawtite hitch hangs really low or the JCR bumper is only 4" tall, there shouldnt be 4" difference between bumper and hitch. should be as close as mine is or the bumper will be too tall...

 

unless I'm totally not understanding the question.

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i don't know if this helps any...

this is a "stock" bumper i built. same dimensions as factory. and also a factory hitch i built. same dimensions as factory.

top of my bumper to bottom of receiver is 11"

bumper is about 8" tall.

unless the drawtite hitch hangs really low or the JCR bumper is only 4" tall, there shouldnt be 4" difference between bumper and hitch. should be as close as mine is or the bumper will be too tall...

 

unless I'm totally not understanding the question.

Unbelievable fab skills on that bumper BTW, but I believe I understand what he is saying the bumper is not a step bumper like yours or oem so it doesn't come out as far and doesn't come down as low if that makes sense therefore, leaving the hitch like yours and mine sticking out past and further down which would look like crap if that's the case. Would probably be functional though just an eyesore.
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