Very grainy photo, but appears there could be a weld about 3" back of the shock mount.
Either way, all you have to do is fit up all the parts, then measure and fab a proper thickness crossover bar/pipe in place. I'd use pipe.
If you bend the rear hoop. you're going to possibly throw off the angle for the tail light, unless it's a custom light also.
I agree about the weld mark, but what throws me off, and it may be the angle of the photo, as the bend seems to start right past the shock mount before the what may appear to be, weld mark.
I did see this noted on the "How To Build A Desert Sled"
Taken from this link/article: Build Your Own Desert Sled
Thanks for the input Kevin. Obviously I have time to sort this because the seat will be near the end of the build. Anyone have some scrap aged black leather? ;-)