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WTB: WINCH FOR CAR TRAILER (IL)

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by 4bynut, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. 4bynut

    4bynut 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for a winch for my car trailer. I'd prefer a used one in good shape w/remote. I also would like it to be within 50-100 miles so I can pick up. Thank's Jason. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    You can build one out of a windshield wiper motor. Yep, its true. As long as all 4 tires have air in them and its in neutral it will pull them right on with the proper gearing which just amounts to sprockets on the motor and a bigger one on the drum. Friend of mine did it and it works slicker than snot.

    Not exactly the info you were looking for but thought it was worth a mention.
     
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    He drives truck these days so between his schedule and mine I don't see him much. Run to the junk yard and find a used motor and take a look at it. I bet you can figure something out. I'll try to look at it again when I get over there but no idea when that will be.
     
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    Ok I just been trying to figure out how he attatched a spool for the cable.
     
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    Thank's for the idea, but I'm not looking to build my own. Anyone have one for sale? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    checkout homier discount tool, they have an off brand 8K lb winch for $399 and they have those self recovery winches (the one with the clip that you put over the ball and run a cord to a cigarette plug) for $59.99

    Friend of mine welded the clip for the winch to the front of his trailer so the winch is removable.
     

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