Thanks guys. I should have checked back sooner -- I was already hot on the fairlead mounting trail.
I also found this one: http://rocdogfab.com/index.php?page=...mart&Itemid=59
A few people have suggested they really like that one but the 1997 website causes me to have some reliability concerns. Anyway, I have a solution now to implement.
As for cops, someone up here in Santa Rosa claims that having no front tag is cause for a full cavity search. I'm thinking I might just play it safe.
Thanks for the quick responses.