Well...I went to Lowes today and bought two 6 ft x 2" x 1/8" flat aluminum strips, thin flat top "carriage" bolts and some lock nuts. I'm gonna bend the aluminum strips to the general shape of the lower lip of the front bumper...then drill & paint the strips. I will mount one on top of the bumper lip and one below....hopefully this will provide protection from stress cracks due to low speed impacts, yet doesn't prevent the bumper from flexing backwards or upwards. Considering applying some fiberglass cloth to the lower inside of the bumper as well. I'll keep ya posted.