The brackets weren't hard at all, and I didn't even have to do any welding. I chose to just take a torch and cut off part of the bracket, redrilled a hole and mounted another peice of thick steel with a few bolts and then painted it with rustoleum. My bracket is actually adjustable because I drilled holes every inch so if I did remove the body lift, I could just drop the bolt down 3 holes to stock height. I will try to get some pictures of it later. If you look on Ebay they show the stainless bull bar on a red Ranger just to give you an idea.
2004 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II