Not too long ago I picked up a 56 CJ5 in really nice condition. It had a lot of modifications done to it over the years including a Chev 283. I found a very nice Warn Belleview 6000# winch that I will be adding the front of her. With the V8 I am concerned about adding more weight to the front end. I am considering making a winch mounting plate and front bumper out of aluminum to help keep the weight to a minimum. I have access to a CNC machine and plenty of billet aluminum for the plate. I am thinking aluminum channel for the bumper with the plate welded on. My concern is strength. I don't have a lot of experience fabricating with aluminum, but I know that it doesn't like to flex. Anyone tried this? Am I completely crazy?