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ordered my winch..... need mount ideas

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok I am going to mount this 4-6' back under my bed.. facing rear...
    I need to figure out what to mount it to between the frame rails...


    I did find this... but doesnt look that sturdy....
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    $40
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/NTELargeImageView?rfno=200306461&storeId=6970


    so should I just take 3/8 plate steel and make my own? drill holes into it and mount to the bottom of my frame?
    I am planning on putting steel on the sides and front... so only the top and back will be open... cut a hole in the bed (hinged) so I can clean it out.....

    what do you all think? or what would you do?
    Thanks
    Jeff
     
  2. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    crap I found the bigger one 36" which is what I need...

    and it is only rated at 5000-9500 lbs.. guess I am going to have to make something...
     
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    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You should really make it out of 3/8" so it doesn't tweak the winch.

    You do know you're going to be fighting the cable all the time having the fairlead so far from the winch, right?
     
  4. OffRoad

    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    how would having the fairlead far away make it hard to use the cable. i'm not saying you're wrong, i just don't see how that would be. i don't know much about winch cable dynamincs. :doah:
     
  5. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I figured if the winch is 6' under the bed... and i mount the fairlead in the bumper some how.... the cable will pull straight back and shouldnt pose a problem..... am I wrong? my goal in the future is to cut the bed and frame to the rear spring perches.... making a shorter frame and bed... so want to keep the winch back a bit....

    but I am definitely going to go with 3/8 plate and some re-enforcement.... just hope the frame can take the pressure :doah:
     
  6. Muddytazz

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    Plan where your going to be cutting the frame for shortening now, and put in some frame gussets in front and behind the winch mounts on the frame.



     

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