I installed mine a couple weeks ago at about 7pm, dark out. Not Fun! I would say, have a buddy help you, as it is difficult with only two hands. I do think the installation was not thought out too well. Usually when you are dealing with hard to get to frame holes, manufactures use the nut and plate combo welded together. Just take ur time man, and make sure all holes are lined up before tightening down. Good luck man.