I want bumpers but I'm in no rush to spend the coin on some. Had the day off today decided to give it a go. I had everything laying around in the garage worst case I'd throw it in the scrap pile. I didn't have the preferred steel to start with but I made it work, had planned on getting some today but they were closed for the holiday.
I didn't take any pictures of the first parts of it, but here is about mid way. Started with 2"x5" 1/4 wall, cut it into an L shape for the top and front then plated the rest with 3/16" plate. Also decided to add a steering gear skid while I was at it.
I'm going to my friends tomorrow to use his bender and add a simple front hoop and some braces. Also I think Im going to order some shackle tabs to add. Overall I think it came out pretty well for about 5 hours of work. The bottom plate warped a little bit while I was welding it all up but its hardly noticeable. It should get the job done and will serve as a sturdy winch mount if I ever pick one up.
If I decide to stay with this design I'll probably use the same shape for the rear bumper/carrier. I know one thing for sure, if I do make another I'm going to have patience and wait to use my friends plasma table. I hate cutting plate with an angle grinder. Started with the torch then ran out of o2. Grinding those cuts sucks too tho.
Wut say ye...