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Need Pics Of Warn 8274 Mounts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mikey_d05, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. mikey_d05

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    A friend of mine has a Warn 8274 in good condition for sale for $525. There's no way I'm gonna pass this up but I really don't wanna kill my approach angle when I mount it up. If anyone's running a Warn 8274 please post pics of your mount and how you did it.
     
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    here is one custom bumper i made, 8274 recessed into the grill so that there is only about 2" between it & the radiator

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    ill try to get you some better ones. Its your standard warn bumper that i just took the middle out of it. THen set it on top of my frame rails.

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    Here is mine on my burb
     
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    The easy way is how I did mine, not very tough bumper though on the side peices :frown1:

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    ah ha, thats the bumper i used for pieces. instead of it sitting infront of your frame rails, take that middle piece off, remove your grill, and set it on top of your frame rails.then only the roller sticks out past your frame.
     
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    Actually by a strange twist of coincidence, I have access to a Warn bumper that was originally for a chevy but got chopped and narrowed for a Toyota. I could probably get it real cheap, cut the sides off like you did and somehow integrate the whole thing so it looked pretty good. Thanks for the photos and suggestions everyone.
     
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    heres a bad photo of what i did. I have added alot more bracing. but i think you can get my idea.

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    Yeah, I get the idea. I'll probably leave the factory bumper there and just modify it to fit the new piece sitting on top, now that I look at it it really shouldn't be too hard. When you say you added more bracing, did you add more bracing to the bracket to beef it up, or did you add more mounting points between the bracket and the frame?
     
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    Man, i was digging for a good pic that shows what i did to brace it. I did winch one time without the bracing. It actually didnt move that much, but i didnt trust it at all. Hope this helps.

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    Looks like you took a piece of plate and welded it to the front of your mounting box deal and then ran it down and bolted it to the frame, then welded a piece on top of the plate at a 90 degree angle. Not sure if this assumption is correct or not, I played with the picture for a while to lighten it up. Let me know if I'm wrong.
     
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    yea you got it. its very stiff now. the one thats welded at a 90degree angle is because i needed to strength the spring mounts for the 56" spring swap. I didnt want to try to reuse that L bracket. The only downfall is that its all interconnected now. I cant exactly take the winch bumper off... But i dont i care.
     
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    Yeah, I'll probably do a similar setup, looks sweet, doesn't kill approach angle, and best of all, puts a beast of a winch on the front of your truck. :saweet: Thanks for all your help man.
     
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    Here is my homemade jobber for my Warn... It sticks out about 1.5" from the front of the frame rails, and the back of the winch is about an 2" from the radiator.

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    most seem to be mounted on top of the frame rails... anyone sink it between them?

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