For the folks asking about the thickness of the plate steel used -- here's the OP's statement.A couple of notes:
The entire bracket is fabricated from 6mm plate, so no additional braces or brackets are necessary. The fairlead is on top of the bumper with two metal spacers (no ugly cutting of holes). The AC line only needed to be bent very very slightly (nothing to be upset about). The bottom bumper mounting brackets were trial and error and need design improvement. Some bolts on the inside of the bumper were rubbing on the bracket and need trimming. A small notch was taken out of the bottom plate to allow operation of the clutch (shown in one of the pics).
Would you be so kind to share your design with me, I have not been able to see any pictures, but according to what I have read is exactly what Im looking for.I've just sent around the CAD file to everyone who had requested it. Thanks to everyone for the support. If I've missed anyone, please resend your request.
I looking into having it made for me, since I know nothing about welding or cutting steel, one quick question? the measurements are in inches right?Hope everyone has been able to get has hands on the Cad file. Anybody apart from "easystreet" built one?
I mounted the fairlead in front of the plastic valance using two square steel spacers and longer bolts. If you cut the rectangular and two bolt holes a bit oversize, the bracket doesn't start pulling your pumper apart.