That is a good point. I have defiantly thought about the receiver hitch, but hate how they look hanging off.
I was thinking about some type of siding setup that used hitch pins to secure it.
Mount the winch to some 1/4" plate? Maybe 3/8? have this plate slide into some slides to keep Z axis travel from moving, then a few hitch pins to secure it x and y. I will try to draw something up in CAD tonight.
Bumper wise I would make the top part of the front bumper on a hinge and it can just lift up, kind of like a grill top.
Rear bumper the license plate area would slide down.
My old truck had a ranch hand bumper that the PO had installed. It had a front receiver hitch that stuck out. I liked the utility, but really didn’t like the looks.
I have seen some bumpers with a built in receiver hitch that has the front face flush with the bumper. They have a access point to put the pin through the tube.
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