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Winch theft question?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rasberry, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. Rasberry

    Rasberry 1/2 ton status

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    How do you guys lock down your winch? Or do you even bother? Has anyone had a poblem with this beofore? Its only being held on with four little bolts.

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    POFF 1/2 ton status

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    Try tack welding a couple of the bolt heads to the bumper.
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i have heard of several being stolen so what i did is 1 got a alarm and 2 welded angle iron over each of the 4 bolts /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  4. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    McGuard (sic) the wheel lock company makes winch lock nuts. I think they're sold thru Warn.
     
  5. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    When I first got my winch the fam and I took the K5 down to Bakersfield to visit some friends for an overnight party. When we got there I suddly got woried about my winch walking away, they lived in an aprtment complex. So my solution was JB Weld. Drys like steel and sould deter the tweekers looking to get something quick quietly. Not the best but better than nothing!
    Tack welding is a most common one.
     
  6. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Aren't winches mad heavy????
     
  7. Don

    Don 1/2 ton status

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    Yes They are heavy. But if some S.O.B. want's It, It's Gone! /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    That's true. /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
     
  9. BigMac

    BigMac 1/2 ton status

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    I made mine fit inside the frame rails tucked under the grill. I actually cut the grill to gain access to the controles..Security was just a bonus.. I did it for angle of atack.. Tack welds on the bolts keeps simpltons from loosening anything up, which is good and I should do that too..... Youd have to take my whole bumper to get mine.. and have to do it before you got an armed greeting. My recoletion of thieves is, there gona take the easy score,,,thats why their stealin...

    The bad news is if they want it they could just take the whole truck
     
  10. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Warn does not recommend actually welding the nuts/bolts to anything, due to it changing the strength of the bolt. Do as mudhog said and weld a channel over the nuts to they can't get at them.
     

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