I got out of class tonight, and parked next to me was a really nice XJ. On the front I saw his winch, but it wasnt until I was leaving that I noticed he had it mounted to a tubular style bumper, that was hugging the body. I was thinking that if you could mount a winch onto a tube style bumper, it could be done to my JCR stage one.
I was thinking of adding, I'm not sure how long, but a plate long enough to mount the winch too. I'm thinking 6-7 inches? Then from that, go down from the front of the plate I added, back to the bumper to create triangle. Then box the entire thing.
I'd use 1/4" thick plating. Also on my bumper I have the JCR unibody tie ins, so that might help its strenght.
Does this idea sound strong enough to winch with? I'm just tossing an idea around since I dont want to pay 350+ for a winch bumper.
Heres an absoloutly terrible description of what I'm talking about.