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Old 11-01-2001, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well? How'd you do it.

Personally here's the pic

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The winch is mounted to 3/8" plate. From the side two C's are formed from 2x.250 and 2.5x.250 angle Holes are drilled in the top with a Grade 8 thought the holes and frame, just like the factory setup. 1 additional forward facing hole per C on the lower portion, plus a centered lower bracket with two forward holes allow 4 bolts through the front on the frame, back with a 1/4" plate. Let's just say you can fly my Scout out of a canyon by the front bumper.

Had I to do it over, I would have moved the plat up on top of the frame rails, and moved the winch back. Also I would have built a better mount for the roller fairlead.

BTW I have the plans in Auto CAD, I need to convert to image. Let me know if you want a copy.

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Old 11-01-2001, 05:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I bought one of those generic multi-mount style mounts... for my 8000 lb Warn. I then cut a 2" hole in the dead center of the front crossmember of the frame, and took a piece of 2" square tubing and welded it in REALLY good, and Whalla! You have a front receiver hitch. As soon as I get the bobbing and stuff done on my Scout I plan on doing the same by adding another rear crossmember and getting some power quick disconnects from NAPA and I'll have the ability to go from front or back.
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Old 11-01-2001, 06:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I went the multi-mount route. I've got a receiver hitch welded and gusseted on top of the front bumper. The bumper is C shaped around the front crossmember out of overlaping pieces of 3"x1/4" angle.

I made the winch plate out of 1/4" plate (don't know what kind of steel it is, but it's WAY harder to drill through than normal stuff, some kind of hardened stuff anyway) and built a mount for the roller farelead.

For wiring, I mounted the remote solenoid box in the cab and ran welding cable to each end with welding quick connects for the plugs.
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Old 11-01-2001, 06:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I haven't mounted mine yet...I wasn't even planning on getting one yet (I was already to buy my 35spline axles) and my buddy asked if I wanted to buy his winch (he doesn't wheel his J-Truck) It is a Warn 8000 with controller, fairlead, mounting plate, and leather (Pleather?) cover all for $300.

Now back to why it isn't mounted yet...I currently have a Ford 2wd P/S box the mounts inside the frame to the stock mount. I picked up a YJ mount and box (4-bolt,76 casting) that I am going to mount up instead of the Ford thing. Once I get the box mounted, then with what ever room is left over, I will tuck the winch up there. This is behind the grill, but before the radiator. For those who are not familiar with the 4 cyl 80s, they have a large gap between the two. Here is a pic:
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Old 11-01-2001, 08:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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<STRONG>BTW I have the plans in Auto CAD, I need to convert to image. Let me know if you want a copy.

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Joe,

I would like to get a copy of that design. Since I will be fabrication my bumpers and other parts like Nerfs and skid plates where needed, I like anything I can use as a basis.

I want a sort of prerunner/heavy-duty close to the grill kind of mount. Something that is small, light and strong.

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i welded some 2x3 angle to the frame and a 1/2 plate to the angle mounted my xd9000i to that it has out lasted everey thing else on the truck and did a lot of damage to a mercadies benz
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Old 11-01-2001, 11:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Need to do a better job of fastening it all to the cross member, but it has held up to some really heavy pulls without coming off, so I think it is on there pretty good.

I do have a bit of approach angle issue, but that is not the winch, as much as it is the brush guard/push bar.
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Hey Patty!!!!! Fix your avitar!!!!!! C'mon <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
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Old 11-01-2001, 11:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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To mount the winch on one of my rigs I started with a Rhino grill guard. I fabed up to pieces of 1/4" 2x2 angle that bolt up to the frame in three places. Front bumper bolt, gusset bolt and one further back. For the first and last bolt I used the same method IH used to mount their step bumpers, ie putting the bolt through the frame with a pipe to keep from crushing the frame. The Rhino grill guard bottom plate is not deep enough to mount a winch so I made a new one that sticks out enough to mount the winch I had. Then I cut off the bottom mounting part of the grill guard and welded each side to the 2x2 angles I made.

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Here is mine on a factory warn bumper <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> And yes that is a <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> in my hand <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
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I did. Board keeps changing the rules. It worked yesterday just fine.

Can't get a 100 x 100 image down to less than 5K. Still working on it, but I pulled the image for now.
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I did. Board keeps changing the rules. It worked yesterday just fine.

Can't get a 100 x 100 image down to less than 5K. Still working on it, but I pulled the image for now.</STRONG>
Make sure the resolution is 72 DPI, and bump the compression up a little bit. Or, post the pic and I'll do it for you.
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<STRONG>Make sure the resolution is 72 DPI, and bump the compression up a little bit. Or, post the pic and I'll do it for you.</STRONG>


I can get it down to 8K, but can't get below that.
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Here ya go. 3.96KB

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<STRONG>Here ya go. 3.96KB

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<STRONG>BTW I have the plans in Auto CAD, I need to convert to image. Let me know if you want a copy.

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E-mail me a copy. Either send the .dwg or export it to a .dxf. I use Microstation, but I can read either format. Thanks.
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Haven't mounted mine yet, haven't got stuck bad enuff yet. I have a brand new in the box XD9000i that my parents bought for me as a graduation gift 4 years ago and it's still sitting in my room. They keep getting on me about them spending the money for it and me not even mounting yet.
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