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Winch Plate Idea?????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mudbug1979, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Mudbug1979

    Mudbug1979 1/2 ton status

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    I just scored a M12000 and had and Idea of where to start with the winch plate. Has anyone used a piece of I beam to make the winch plate out of?? Specifically the front end of a a Mobile home tongue, seemed like a heavy piece of steel just laying there. Probably way too heavy or over kill for what I need but It's an idea. What do you think? :confused:
     
  2. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Check my link for some front mount m12k pics.
     
  3. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    are you talking a removeable mount or permanent? dont know if this will work for you.. but I put a 12" wide x 35" long piece of C channel between my frame rails in the back of my truck and mounted a patriot 15k there :wink1:
    oh yeah 3/8 thick.... HEAVY.. a 1/8" thick mount would have ran $80 but I made this from a local steel yard for $40 :haha:
     
  4. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    My homeade winch plate is a 1/2" thick x 24" wide x 10" x 9" piece of angle iron....hella beefy :D
     

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