I can't believe I haven't post here yet. Sorry for waking this thread from the dead, but here we go:
I scored a whole pile of scrap metal, so I sat down with a CAD program and sketched out some ideas. I also practiced a little bit with a welder, I hadn't touched one in over 25 years.
After the first couple of days work, I have the basic frame and grill guard in place. Lights are mounted, but not wired in yet. Hi-lift jack is in its temporary location.
This is from the next day. Corner pieces are welded on, and diamond tread is attached to give me a standing surface when I'm working on the engine.
The correct lights mounted, and with the tabs facing the right way. Winch and recovery points are mounted. Someday when I'm bored, I may change out the grill guard, and remake it with a lower profile.
Let there be light!
Rear bumper. Dual jerry cans, spare tire, and a hi-lift mount point behind the spare.
With my removable cooler rack in place. Cargo / reverse lights are lit up.
'86 w/ 302, T-18 4-spd, BW 1345 T-case, 3G alt, Saginaw PS pump, hydroboost, 12000lb winch, custom bumpers, side rails, roof rack, 35" MTR's Supermotors Registry