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Winch security - got a M12000 and Warn Classic!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BurbinOR, Feb 26, 2001.

  1. BurbinOR

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    Thanks to IGOR, I bought a Warn Classic bumper (chrome) and M12000, both new. My question is the security of the winch mounted in the cradle..........have heard you can tack weld the nuts on the bolts to persuade the bad guys from ripping you off.

    What have you guys with winches done?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. FWP

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    Never done it myself, but I have seen it done. My thinking was why not just weld the whole thing up? Warranty issue? Of course, they would probably steal the whole truck anyway, even if the winch couldn't walk.............

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  3. mudhog

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    hey frank i will have mine in by the end of the week take a look at mine when i am done i am welding angle iron over the top of the bolts this is how warn says to do it to keep the warrenty if you weld the bolts 4 some damn reason they will not warrenty it

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  4. elkboy

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    Cool sounds like your ready to pull down the house. I agree with mudhog, one strip of angle and a couple of welds will keep the bad guys away and your warrenty intact. Remember to weld the bumper bolts too, or they will just take the whole thing. If you want to trial fit it before putting it on your rig, mines available [​IMG].

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  5. Corey-88K5

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    What ever you do, DON'T WELD THE BOLTS OR NUTS!!!!! You will change the metal, and it will become very brittle. You need to get some channel steel, and weld that over the bolts. I did this on the winch & bumper. If they want the winch or bumper, they will have to steal the entire truck. (I don't know if thats a good thing or not...) Check out my website for the install of the winch and bumper. I'm sure there are pic's there.

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    Thanks for the tip. Didn't see any winch install pics, maybe I was having a senior moment?

    Let me know, would like to see how the angle iron/channel is done.

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    I screwed up, I thought the pic's were on my page. When I get home, I'll see about scanning them in and letting you see them. But basically all you do is get some channel " [ " type of metal. It has to be large enough for the bolt head to fit under it, and just weld the ends to the base plate that the winch mounts to.

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    Thanks Corey. Pictures would help, but your description pretty much told me what I needed. Wasn't sure if you put any weld on the nut/bolt combo, now I know you don't.

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    frank i will have mine done this weekend so you can take a look at it next week or at sand lake next weekend

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