Great idea! I'd rather have the 2" receiver too, not that I would tow anything, but I'm with you on the bike rack. I definitely would like a set up like what you are doing, but I can't weld worth crap. Good work so far, keep us updated!
Thanks for the comments, I've learned a lot from this forum and enjoy working on cars.
I doubt its "legal" but the cop would have to be a real dick to give me a ticket. If I do get pulled over think Id get a warning 1st but who knows. As far a violations go I don't think it would qualify as anything more then a fix-it ticket.
The kids, wife and I are very excited to go on some riding adventures. Aside from trail riding and down hill riding, the resort town of Kona is 1.25 hours away and is fun to ride from beach to beach.
We have 2 different bike racks 1 hold 4 any kind bikes, the other 2 mountain bikes secure. Im also welding together a rack for our Ruckus. We have a Toyota Tundra V-8 great truck but 14 mpg gets old so we try only use it for work, hauling and around town.