a few people have asked how to modify brush guard brackets to have the brush guard fit with a body lift. i recently did this so i took pics to share the procedure with everyone here. its straight forward but itll make people feel better to see it done and have something to refer to.
spray paint to paint over the welds and prevent rust.
first take your brush guard brackets and tape off 3 inches that you want to cut out.
find a clamp or something to hold the bracket still while you cut out the 3 inches you cut out. i used my jawhorse, great tool. but any workbench vice will do the job.
heres my setup:
measure twice cut once. make sure your lines are parallel and spaced 3 inches apart. also, grind off the paint around the cut so the bare metal is exposed, for welding.
after cutting you should be here..
then weld the pieces back together, make sure theyre straight!