THAT ALL DEPENDS! WHAT WILL U BE USING THE HITCH FOR? IF FOR LIGHT DUTY APPLICATIONS, I.E. COOLER BASKET FOR SURF FISHING, I THINK IT WILL WORK FINE! BUT FOR HEAVIER APPLICATIONS, SUCH AS TOWING, WILL NOT WORK! UNLESS YOU SOMEHOW TIE INTO THE FRAME.
AT THAT POINT YOU ARE OPENING A WHOLE OTHER CAN OF WORMS!!!
ANY COMPETENT WELDING SHOP SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THAT FOR YOU!
I had asked Jim about a front hitch earlier this year. At the time, he was not interested in offering a front hitch as an option.
I can't remember where, but I have seen a picture of a Shrock front bumper with a custom front hitch bolted to where the front license plate would go (I don't know if this would work if you have a winch, though).