Finally decided on some form of bumper for the front of the truck!
After running without one for so many years, i didnt want to go back to a 'fullsize' bumper, but i needed to do something because i was smashing up the corners pretty badly. So the idea came about to bend up a small stinger, and then bend up some bars to protect the sides. Also took the opportunity to move the front body mounts from the side of the frame to the top since the tires would rub on them slightly when the tire was stuffed and turned into the fender.
UPDATED 8/08. Pics of the new front bumper can be found here.