It’s a little mangled, and a little ugly, but it’s still damned strong and an excellent place to attach a tow strap. However, some fabrication is required. You can’t just bolt the tow strap to one of these holes. Firstly, a single hole’s bolt diameter isn’t really optimal for the shock load that will be placed into it when the tow truck starts pulling away from you, and there’s a minimal risk of shearing the bolt off.
Secondly, the tow strap should be pulled in such a way that the strap is parallel to the bracket. The bracket of the strap should NOT be mounted at a 90-degree angle to the strap. Since this is a flat surface, we can’t just bolt the strap here. We need a mounting surface that will enable the strap to be correctly oriented.
My rear transport hooks are long gone, and the aftermarket bumper makes them unreachable anyway. So a new bracket will be fabricated to go here for the tow strap.
The edges will be rounded off so that it looks nice, and then a tab will be welded on to orient the strap in the correct… orientation.
Again, a nice shape is outlined since these parts will be hidden out of sight. Because every part should be beautiful, even if it’s not visible.