As always, as I do upgrades to my rig, my sense of wanting to fabricate and underlying sense of being a cheap skate
After some searching, and no luck, I can not find a TJ specific template for a winch plate. Was hoping to find something CAD, but even a napkin sketch would work. Alot of the universal plates have more than one hole, and are pretty square, plain, and well universal! Some TJ specfic ones have notches to go around the swaybar brackets, nice rounded corners, ect.
I guess some tape and some cardboard to make a template and drawing it into CAD are my next options...unless someone knows of a template out there. Warn has the 10x4.5 bolt template pattern for the standard winch mounting in their user manuals, but not jeep frame specific for the mounting holes of the plate itself.
I don't ever fab anything unless it will be cheaper and as good as commercially bought items, but some of these plates in the 100-200 range have me wondering?
Good 1/4" plate 1'x4' can be bought online for about 50, locally cheaper I am sure if one lives in a bigger city with local industries keeping a supply on hand. That gives me 50-100 to play with, so I'm gonna try it.
Anyone know of non copyrighted templates, already in CAD, or .pdf?