Thanks! I bit the bullet and I'm having them fabricated in 14ga steel (0.075").
The stock steel bumper is just a hair thinner than 14ga, so I should be OK.
Weight will be under 18 pounds, which is very light.
I'm just concerned about how to attach the rear one.
Hello Espo. I'm thinking in building J8 style bumpers, but I want to use 6061 aluminum. However, steel is still an option, do you remember how heavy is your front bumper? I know aluminum is going to be around 14 lbs (1/4"thick, 6X2.5"), and I may go steel if the weight is not that bad.