Well my wife thought she would get me a Warn M8000 for christmas She's amazing! Now it's time to build a bumper to house the Winch. My initial thoughts are a tube bumper since thats what I had built before.
I started by welding 1/4" angle between the front frame rails. This will be a good backing for the winch/bumper mount to bolt to and stiffen up the assembly. Next I fabbed together the winch holder and bumper base. I cut off the old side bumper mounts and beefed them up to 1/4". I also welded taps to follow the frame back and catch 4 more bolts at the tow hooks.
Here are the pics of my progress so far... Please ask questions I'd be happy to answer.