I was able to work on it today. I put the bracket on that came with my BL kit:
I cut some off so the bumper would fit flush:
So I could change the angle of the two bars, I tacked some metal to the back. Once the bottom bar was welded to the bracket I was gonna bend the top bar to fit the opening. My welds popped s I had to go anoher rout.
i had to cut some more off the bracket. It was to tall to fit in the "U":
I Tacked the bottom bar to the bracket. The plan as mentioned earlier was to bend the top bar into place using those two welded tabs. The metal I used was too thick and the tacks broke before the metal would bend:
No problem. I got a couple of pieces of angle iron and tacked them to the front so the top bar had the right angle. Not sure if they will stay there. Maybe the start of a swing put tire mount? Maybe a cb antenna mount? IDK yet.
more to come as I progress. Right now I have it contoured to match not just left to rigt, but up and down also!