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What can ya'll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigOrange90Jimmy, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What can ya\'ll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

    I picked this up for free. It's old, old, OLD, but it looks like it'd pull something worth a flip.

    Hickey Sidewinder
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me about a Sidewinder winch

    Do a search on "sidewinder" in this forum or maybe in the 2nd Gen forum. Grim and I were just discussing the sidewinder in one of them within the last week or so. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    The Sidewinder hasn't been made since the 70's, so parts would be nearly impossible to find. But hey, if it works, then the price was right! Take some pics of it for us! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me about a Sidewinder winch

    Thanks bud. I got it free because the guy said he couldn't get it out of the "freespool" mode. So I picked it up and brought it home. Upon further inspection, the fork that engages the modes was bent out a little and wasn't contacting the button in the middle of the spool. EASY FIX!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me about a Sidewinder winch

    I remember seeing the ads in the old mags, sure looked like kick a$$ winch! Picked a jeep off the ground into a tree. Hickey used to make it, but don't know what happened to them.
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me about a Sidewinder winch

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Picked a jeep off the ground into a tree.

    [/ QUOTE ] Jeep? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif JEEP? /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif JEEP??? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    You must now stay after class and write on the chalkboard 1,000 times: "I will never again confuse a first generation K5 with a Jeep!" Thou have blashemed against the great Blazer gods! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me about a Sidewinder winch

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Jeep? JEEP? JEEP???
    You must now stay after class and write on the chalkboard 1,000 times: "I will never again confuse a first generation K5 with a Jeep!" Thou have blashemed against the great Blazer gods!



    [/ QUOTE ]
    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif that is too funny. haha i don't know what ya'll are talkin about because i ain't that OLD yet. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif later

    jacob
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me about a Sidewinder winch

    Prob can't get parts so use it till it breaks then sell it to someone for parts for downpayment on 8274-50. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

    I just sold one of those for $100 a couple months back. Looks nearly like the identical model.

    You gonna mount it under the bumper between the frame rails?
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

    Damnation! I'd love to find one! Oh, sorry about the je'p thing earlier. I gotta write where? All's we have are dry erase boards /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif You silly wabbit, chalks for poor coke-heads.
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

    I was thinking of putting it on the flatbed in my Toyota. Thought it'd be pretty cool to have one up front and rear. I could put it between the framerails if I wanted to. He gave me everything for it, brackets, mounting plate, hardware, and even the controller.
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

    If you look at some of the old mid 70's brochures...you'll notice a roller fairlead where the license plate used to go...installed as an option from the dealer...mighty neat and tidy lookin. I'd like to find one still installed that way for the chalet...kinda cool how the factory did that.

    Azblazer
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

    My very first vehicle was an '85 K30 that had a Sidewinder...10,000lb model. The truck had the original receipt in the dash for the purchase and installation of the winch from Central 4 Wheel Drive in Cali....So I'm pretty sure it was made atleast till '85...
    Anyways....It wasn't worth 2 $hits. The first time I tried to use it, It fried a bunch of wiring in the engine compartment. After I got that sorted out, I hooked it up to a tree on a gentle slop on my gramps property, put the truck in nuetral, and tried to winch it up the hill....Even with the truck in nuetral, it moved it maybe 3 feet at that was it....Sounded like it was tryin to have a baby. The design was kinda neat....Tucked up under the factory bumper.....Couldn't even tell it was there. Woulda been cool if it worked.
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

    anyway you can kinda work up a wiring diagram of the controller? My Dad got one of these a while back and we never got the controller for it, I'd like to make one AFTER I finally talk dad outta the dang thing. any close ups of the controller? guess I should check the pic page
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

    I can try to, but I'm not going to promise you anything.
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

    I know where there's anothern fer sale. If there's interest PM me and I'll get you in contact with the owner. Came out of a full size Cherokee, brackets &amp; skidplate ought to be close to working if they don't bolt up.
     
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    Where ya located bud? I might be interested...
     
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    Re: What can ya\'ll tell me...Sidewinder winch *I have a picture of it up*

    Sorry about that, hadn't noticed that box didn't get filled in. As it should show now, I'm in So. CA
    I think the shipping would be prohibitive, but that's btwn you &amp; the owner.
     

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