Al, I don't have access to a welder but your idea sounds like a good one. Which winch do you plan on using?
Nick, I have some local interest in buying my bumper if I decide to sell it. I imagine shipping to Indianna would be expensive. I haven't put 200 miles on the truck since I put the bumper on so it is in really great shape.
What color you going to pwder coat it? I wasnt a grey bar and rear bumper instead of the usual black. (My cruiser is also grey)
Looks nice, you think you will have any issues with damage to your body if you hit anything since its so close? I know the bumpers are stout but I wasnt sure with it being that close. Also, are you going to do anything to cover the gap btwn. the grill and bumper?