To begin the build, it works well to start with a mental picture. Next, the existing bumper was removed, making it possible to stand back and see how the mental picture might meld with reality. The winch bumper needs to be strong: stronger than a bumper primarily designed to deflect a front-end hit. The next consideration is the winch’s ultimate location. Too high and it could block airflow to the radiator. Too low and approach angle could suffer.