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warn 8274 on a stock front bumper?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85 Jimmy, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. 85 Jimmy

    85 Jimmy Sheepdog Premium Member

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    has anyone rigged up something to put a 8274 on the front of there bumper??? i'm going to get myself one as a christmas get to myself but can't afford a nice winch bumper right now. i'm not scared to hack away at the stock bumper. if anyone has done this and has pics i'd appreciate it
     
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    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    It's not possible you should send the 8274 to me for Christmas.:D
     
  3. Russ

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    I built a cradle to mount mine on the front of my dually. It mounts to the four center bumper bolts.

    Russ

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    Big Blzn 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Russ. nice setup with that winch. what is that clevis that is sticking out of your license plate connected to. I have a 72 K5 and want to keep my stock bumper where I have a "hidden hitch" type thing going on and wouldn't show behind a hinged license plate frame. I need a strong tow point to connect a strap to. COuld you take pictures of underneith and behind the bumper and post them to show whats happening back there?
     
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    I used a winch mount that was on my friends CJ7 and removed the bumper. It fits perfectly between the frame suprisingly. I have 52's up front so the front bumper wasn't a choice for me....

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  6. 85 Jimmy

    85 Jimmy Sheepdog Premium Member

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    both setups look great, but since it's my dd i think i'm going to do something more like the first setup
     
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    Here is a couple of pictures right after I built it. That is just a 2" receiver that I welded to the bottom of it. It comes in real handy for moving my trailer around as I can drive it forward.

    I use my truck primarily as a work/farm truck so did not try and tuck the mount up tight. This would probably stick out to far for someone who was wanting to do a lot of 4wheeling.

    Russ

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    You could always mount it behind the bumper.
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    Altho I had to do a lot of work to make room for it. :eek1:
     
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    that's pretty sweet looking. I thought I did good when I tucked mine in, but apparentally you moved the rad back and put in electric fans?
     
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    Who needs a radiator? Just drive faster. :D
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    PS radiator is mounted in the back/bed behind the cab. :wink1:
     
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    85 Jimmy Sheepdog Premium Member

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    i think this is the setup i'm going to have to go with so i can use the winch on the front or the rear!

    when you got the winch did it have the craddle it's sitting in or did you build that also?
     
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    It's called a Multi-mount at Warn. It comes ready to slide into a 2 inch receiver, or you can make your own mount. http://warn.iwebcat.com/_Members/lookups/partdetail.asp

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