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Flat steel between the front tow hooks

There is a piece of steel between the front tow hooks. Just guessing - about 1 1/4" x 5/16 think or so.

It is a little rusty. What is this piece's function in life?

Is there anything to look out for if I remove it?

I was going to paint it or replace it with stainless or aluminum

Does anybody know the bolt size, thread pitch and length? I was going to replace those with stainless also
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So if you rear end someone, you don't drive over the car.
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So if you rear end someone, you don't drive over the car.
I'm not sure I understand. The piece is behind the bumper and bolts to each Tow hook mount, Tying the 2 together.

Could somebody explain more about what it is, What it does and how it works?

I should have said "Is there anything to watch out for while removing and re-installing."

None of The pictures I have seen online - so far - have the piece I am referring to. I have a 2016 Platinum Diesel

Looks like the piece is not OEM. Looks like they must have added something in there. It's a piece of hot rolled steel with mill scale on it


Is there supposed to be a screen or anything over that area?

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Did you buy the truck brand new off the lot??
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wonder if it was part of a aftermarket grill guard or bull nose?
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wonder if it was part of a aftermarket grill guard or bull nose?

Don't steal my thunder....LOL...I was thinking it might have been a winch mount or maybe something for lights.
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The weld-it nuts the bolts that hold it on go to, appear to be factory.

After looking closer in the daylight the piece of steel is just a piece of hot rolled flat iron. I haven't found pics that show anything there. I'm not sure what the purpose of the piece was. Plenty heavy duty for a lot of stuff, Being as it is flat iron. I don't think it would still be straight if it was for a winch. Or even a wench.

Only had the truck 3 days. Know nothing about it yet
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I already answered this question.
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Don't steal my thunder....LOL...I was thinking it might have been a winch mount or maybe something for lights.
Had to jump quickly. Not to many times one gets one on ya.
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