I made a temporary one for mine before I made my winch bumper. I used a piece of 1/4"flat stock and welded a thicker angle to the front for the fairlead mount. It worked perfectly, but I didn't paint it, so it looked a bit rough.
Fairly easy to do...if fact, if you have the right peice of steel (channel), you won't even need to weld anything.
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I actually made a bucket for my winch setup, 1/4 flat stock for the bottom then bent 1/4 flat for around the winch completely. alot of welding but it looks good. fastened it to the frame where the tow hooks used to be then bolted it to the bumper (fabbed up bumper).
Hey psychedelicdawg, just a suggestion, you should rewind your winch so you pull from the bottom not the top. They're not designed to pull that way. Other than that, where the hell was this thread when I made my plate?
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I used a piece of 33-1/4" long x 9" wide piece of 1/4" plate for my winch plate mounted directly to the frame. It's connect via the 4 bumper to frame bolts and the 2 front swaybar bolts and I just used a spacer to raise the rear swaybar mount up to sit level with the plate. After I got the winch perfectly spaced front to back I finished making my winch bumper and hoop. I've got some pics but for some reason I can't view them right now.
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7 Hemi