So, I really like the look of the stock front bumper on the 2nd gens. Only problem is that the plastic trim bits are rather flimsy and they got ripped off on last year's overlanding trip.
So, I've decided to build my own bumper using the main bumper piece as a starting point and replacing the plastic trim pieces with rectangular steel tube. And while I'm at it, I thought I'd add some rally style lights, headlight brush guards, and a hitch receiver for my winch tray.
Here is a very basic concept of what I'm looking to do. Feel free to criticize or suggest additions. Debating whether 5 lights is too much. Four seemed like it wasn't quite enough.
Looking to start fab on both this and my rear bumper/jerry can mount/spare tire mount either in December or January and have it done before our 2015 Overlanding Trip Memorial Day weekend. Will keep thread updated as it progresses.