I started by removing the plastic cover that goes between the frame rails and cut out a 1/4 in thick piece of steel plate to go from frame rail to frame rail and from the edge of the front bumper all the way back too about a half in in front of the radiator to get it this far back I had to notch out the plate to fit around the body mount and the power steering lines going into the box.
I then removed the 2 torx bolts in the top of the factory bumper and marked and drilled the holes in the plate to line up with the threaded holes in the frame rails and reinstalled the torx bolts.
I only reused those bolts for the time being just to hold the plate in place I will be replacing these and adding more grade 8 bolts later on.
I then set my winch on the plate and centered it up and marked the holes and drilled them. Temporarily bolted the winch down so the I could get an idea of how to mount the fair lead.
I used some more of the 1/4 in plate and cut out two 4 1/2 in triangles and bent them in a shop press to make the fair lead mounts.
I drilled out the mounts and bolted them to the fair lead so that I could line them up properly and the tack welded them in place.
I then removed the fair lead and winch and welded the mounts solid in place.
It may not look good at the time but every time I weld on a new piece I shoot a little primer on it so to prevent any rust
Once it is complete I will be covering the whole thing in bed liner.
Here is a pic of what I finished tonight.