Sohcvtec- Im not really sure what you mean by not being flush, clean or offering protection.
as far as function I was looking for
1) increased approach angles
2) tire carrying ability for rear
3)winch carrying ability for the front
Strokedwj - I could make those relatively easily but it would be time consuming as I would be making them by hand. Check ebay for d-ring weld tabs. Theyre pretty cheap probably because there being laser or waterjet cut from longer stock.
AlwaysHI- here are some more pics of the mounting points. I welded 1/4 inch flatbar on both sides of the hitch in the rear and near the front of the hitch behind the tire are 2 other mounting points.
an updated picture of the front
I was planning on filling in the pieces below the "stinger" with dimple died sheet metal like on the rear but Ive had to put it on hold because I just graduated college and am getting ready to enter the workforce. I was also going to mount my lights but Ive had to put that on hold as well. For those who may wonder I just completed my BS in Mechanical Engineering.
current cost is around $400 so far for front and rear