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Winch Mount and Paint (Many Pics inside 56k beware)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jboyes, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. jboyes

    jboyes 1/2 ton status

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    Busy weekend. Saturday we built my removeable winch mount and today we painted the K5. I still have another coat or two to put on but I thought I would show you how it looks now.

    My buddy is the welder and the guy painting is one of my dad's friends. He was showing me how to paint with the gun (this was my first time using one)

    Let me know what you think. And just remember this is a toy not a show truck.

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  2. jboyes

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    more pics

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    I think you need to add some steel to that winch mount! :eek1: Good god man you are just bolting it to the 1/4 inch frame rails. Nice paint job out in the boonies it looked like. It's cool to paint over dents! Now you have to wheel it to get the required "pinstripes".
     
  4. jboyes

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    What do you mean by bolting it to 1/4 inch frame rails? We bolted the winch to the I-Beam and then welded a receiver hitch to that to go into 2 inch receivers in the bumpers.

    Please tell me where you are talking about adding more steel. I don't want to be out playing and have it give out on me. Definately don't want anyone getting hurt.

    Thanks for the comments.

    Jason
     
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    Is there a story about the faces on the headlights???
     
  6. jboyes

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    No story on the faces. One of my buddies had a sharpie and a few to many adult beverages.
     
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    The chicks dig it?
     
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    Another buddy after a few brews. :dunno: :screwy:
     
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    Eventually, if you bolt it to a bumper or a reciever hitch or anything else, they are only bolted to the frame and the frame is only 1/4 inch steel. You should box the frame and bolt it directly to the frame in as many places as you can.
     
  10. tRustyK5

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    Frame is 0.151" thick. If it was 0.250" we'd prolly never need frame repair kits, or braces etc etc.

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  11. jboyes

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    Ah, I get what your saying now. Thanks for the help.

    Jason
     

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