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winch mounts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLZN4FN, Jan 14, 2001.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    I have seen warn winches behind the factory bumper. Also seen them in the same place but a little lower

    If any one has this or has pics please let me know
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  2. Goose

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    This is the only thing I've ever seen like what you're talking about. It's from a GM brochure for a '75K5. I've looked at mine and think it would be a cool project and would work with the newer Warns with the seperate solenoid pack. I already have a winch bumber so I have no plans to make one myself.

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  3. Cavalry

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    Something kinda like this? Warn dosent make one for our trucks but just remember your imagination is only limited by the length of your welders stinger


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  4. EODBRIAN

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    on our military trucks (cucv, dually, and blazer) all the winches are mounted like you are talking about. i only tore one out a few years back, so this is what i remember. the bumper has a slot cut out of it in the license plate mounting area (the rollers are attached to this area). the winch is mounted in between the frame with "L" type brackets (about 10 to 12 inches long). there are also two "L" brackets that tie everything together (from right frame rail to left frame rail) that the winch is mounted to. i dont know where they came from or who made them (they were a little rough, like homemade). might wanna check with some of the guys with the military blazers out there. hope this helps.

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  5. blazen91

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    I saw the same thing on a Sub. I plan on doing that to mine when I get a winch. It is a clean look with out the big bulky winch bumper.
    If you get pics of any, will you post them.

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  6. Grim-Reaper

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    Re: GOOSE!!!!

    Hay do you have the brochure scaned? I sure would like to look at it. Thats a pretty kewl looking roof rack on that truck. I have never seen one like that before.

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    Let me point out a few issues with hidden mounts. You can't see the winch is the biggest. It is not uncommon for a winch to bunch up on one side of the drum and you can ruin the cable and the winch if this happens. Now the F250 I have seen with that warn set up you could not see the winch like you can in that picture. The trim peice over the winch is solid. Also it puts the winch low meaning if your bumper is hitting the ground the winch is usless. That's more likly to happen with those style mounts. Personaly for me since I do hard core wheeling I want the winch up high and easy to see. Last thing I want to happen is damage a winch when I'm counting on it to possibly save my truck. Seeing the winch is an important issue.

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  8. Espen88k5

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    Re: GOOSE!!!!

    That brochure pic is nice! Look at him go! tumbs correctly held on the outside of the steering-wheel, cigarette hanging from lip..dust flying.
    Compare it to todays SUV comercials, Mom loading grocerys and children at the mall. I know which one would have me sold though..
    Look !, it even has a outside tire-carrier!! Where those ever factory?
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  9. Blazer79

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    Does anybody know if inmersing a winch (as when passing rivers) will do damage? Will it operate if it's inmersed in water or deep mud? That would be the only down side of this kind of instalation. Other than this, I love that brochure picture. I could even think of getting one of those open and close licence plate holders, like the ones in older Malibus so you could access the winch as you'd access the fuel tank on other vehicles and cover the hole.

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  10. Goose

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    Re: GOOSE!!!!

    About the Green K5. It is from a brochure. There used to be a site that had brochures from most years scanned in. I had downloaded a few that were cool and close to my year. I was going to link to that site, but it no longer exists where I had it book marked. I thought one of the guys from CK5 had the site, so if it's you, let me know what happened. It was a "slosh" site. I have most if not all of the '73, '75 and '78 K5 brochure in my PC. If anybody wanted, I could put them on my 'webshots' site. They are large and would take up more room than I care to use on this site.

    BTW, the pic of the green k5 shows the optional acc. from the dealer. ie, roof rack, rear tire carrier, winch, push bumber,


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    Can't run them under water. the thing that gets screwed up the most on winches that go under is the solinoid pack. mud and crud gets in and causes corrosion. WHen possible mount the pack high if it is a non intergrated version.

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    Re: GOOSE!!!!

    That looks like the old Vic Hickey roof rack and the winch looks like the old 9000lb rating Sidewinder. They used to sell these back in the 70's. Ads in the mags all the time. Nostalgia.

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    Grim,

    I have that complete brochure for 75' Blazers scanned on my site. Check it out.
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    Re: GOOSE!!!!

    Joe, I was just about to enter that as I looked at the picture. There was a Hickey Blazer available from GM dealers back in the mid-70's. This looks like it could be one of them. That's the Hickey roof rack (I've also got one in my garage) and the Sidewinder hidden winch mount. The Sidewinder was a low profile winch. The cable spool was probably 12 inches in diameter, but only a couple of inches wide, and laid on it's side. The Hickey ad from back then showed a '72 K5 hanging from a huge oak tree, completely suspended in mid-air, as a demonstration of it's pulling power. Kewl stuff! [​IMG]

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    Kewl deal Boss! Thanks

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