thank you all for the quick replies. thats what i was afraid of. i didn't think the aluminum would hold up well to carrying the spare tire without the top hinge holding it.
the ccv bumper i don't mind much because it isn't all that bulky its about the size of the stock bumper, and doesn't have the tubes surrounding the rear tail lights.
i wonder if its possible to buy those steel spindles and make a tire carrier that will fit my stock bumper. maybe make it similar to ccv unit and reinforce it to the frame of the van. probably would be best if i found someone to build it for me since I'm not great with steel and welding.
i did just come across someones youtube video of their home mad rear bumper with the same sort of steel spindles