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Warn 8274 mounting options...hideable?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pvfjr, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone ever been able to mount one somewhat hidden? I just ended up with one, but I had always planned on having a hidden winch. This appears it would be a bit more challenging with how it's mounted upright and everything. I assume I have to mounted vertically like that, any other options?
     
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    ill trade you a hidable for your upright...that will fix your problem...
     
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    my game plan is to mount an electric under my bed.. and mount a roller fairlead into my double tube rear bumper...

    then mount a hydraulic behind the front double tube and do the same......
    anything can be concealed.. just gotta find that good spot.. :grin:
     
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    I have an 8274 Im rebuilding right now... honestly, its gonna be pretty hard to "hide" anywhere up front. It must be mounted vertically, can't really lean it back/forward to squeeze it in somewhere. I'm not gonna mount mine until I narrow the front end of my rig but I think if I go with electric fans and move the rad/fans back close enough to the engine... and sink the winch down between the frame rails about as far as a skid plate will allow, that I can tuck her in there pretty good.

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  5. pvfjr

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    LOL, right...

    Hmm, I do have electric fans....

    This things really more of a beast than I expected. At least I know it'll get the job done though. Hopefully I can find a good way to get it mounted somewhat discretely, I just don't want it drawing that much attention to itself.
     
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    what reason do you want it hidden for exactly? if its theft protection, there are other ways to protect a winch... though it being hidden from sight is a good one too!

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