its not just a hack job and its not a custom manufactured bumper, it is however on the cheap, "custom" with a little bit of fab thrown in:
stock bumper pre cut shot: stage1 $0
after the first cuts (center section is held on by bungie cords): stage2 $0
cans are cut off and ground down, little paint for no rust, trimmed the plastic so its not rough on the edges, bolted down center section, dring mount plates fabbed/painted/mounted: stage3 $95 (~$5-bolts, $15x2-drings, $60-plates)
detail shot of the dring mount plates fabbed but Rock Solid Off-Road Fabrication of Apison, TN (got to give Tyler credit for these babies)
all i have left to do is weld on some "end caps" to finish it off, material will be cut from the excess metal trimmed off the ends so there is $0 plus me to weld them on and rattle can to finish.
ill post some detail pics once i get the ends finished up but for less than $100 i have a pretty good custom shorty/stubby bumper