The rear bumper with swing-out tire carrier was also modified to work with our Jeep/Dodge. With leaf springs we had to cut the bumper to clear the shackles, and mounting it farther away from the body meant a small filler piece was added. Due to the added leverage of our giant 42-inch spare tire, we chose to weld this bumper to the rear of the frame. Notice the AEV rear corner guards. These are stamped to fit nicely around the rear corners, yet are made of 1/8-inch steel to protect the tub from trail abuse.