Only downside to this is it's going to be a few weeks til I can order the hardware/mounts due to $$$, or rather a lack thereof. Plus I only have access to the shop for personal use so the updates are going to only happen once a week. Here is what I've got so far (about 3 hours worth of work including taking measurements).
Took the steel when I got it up to the local truck wash and hosed it off with degreaser to get it nice and clean then hit it with a 60 grit flap disk prior to the welds. Sorry there aren't more pics but my phone died permanently the day before I got to work on it.
Tire mounting plate will mount on the end here.
Obviously didn't get to the bracing.
Ignore all the surface rust. It's been sitting in my truck bed since Saturday out in the rain. Ran outside in it when my new phone got here to get some more pics.
Unfortunately I only had one chop saw blade and by the time I made those few cuts it had gotten too small to go through even the 2" and it was too late in the day to go get another. I didn't get as far as I wanted but I'm pretty happy with it so far.
Total width of the bumper after capping the ends is 63.5", so a 1/4" wider than the tail lights and a bit smaller than the stock bumper with the caps on. I intentionally offset it so I wouldn't lose too much visibility and I wouldn't have to relocate the license plate.