I have a winch on a portable mount, a 2 inch receiver in the front and the rear with power cables/connectors running to both for the winch. That way I can switch it front to back as needed and can take it off the truck when I'm not using it. Worked great so far.:toothless
I used a piece of flat 1/2" steel to the bottom of the frame rails. Then I cut the middle out of a 77 F150 bumper, and bolted that to the front of the frame rails. Not much strength with the bumperettes, but it gives it a more finished look. I will try to post some pics tomorrow.