Finally decided the other day I didnt like my stock flimsy front bumper, so after some reasearch on the internet I took a bunch of different bumper builds and threw them together. After some measurements, line scoring, cutting and welding this is what I came up with...
Started out with a sheet of 3/16 steel. Got an amazing deal on a piece 16" wide by 10' long
Top plate. Some peoples builds called for 1/4 inch for the top because of winch mounts but as I boxed the whole bumper and put gussets in all the corners I know this one with 3/16 top plate will be more than adequite
After laying down a good, heavy bead and happy with the strength, I then ground everything down nice and smooth
Main structure complete