My aftermarket (ranch hand style) rear bumper broke the welds and came loose towing a trailer last year. It had always had a lean to it that drove me crazy and made it hard to unhitch two of my trailers. When we welded it back on we leveled it which made it look correct and easier to unhitch.
However, I quickly realized the reason the original installers had angled it was because the tailgate was hitting the top of the bumper. I ended up with dings and a diamond plate design across the length of the paint.
My new '10 bumper is almost ready for install. However, I don't know what to do about the clearance issue. I'm worried about weakening my frame by yet again grinding the welds and welding it back up. Again having an angled bumper and hard unhitching.
Should I be ok just grinding and welding it again? Or any other ideas?