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Old 12-11-2011, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cheapest simplest way to mount a winch to a samurai?

I am about to buy a winch for my samurai and was wondering what is the best way to mount the winch to the old sammy. I am on a pretty tight budget so I am trying not to by like $600 bumper
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Weld a piece of plate to the front frame horns. Brace with angle.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Weld a piece of plate to the front frame horns. Brace with angle.
yup you can do it that way. Im moding an old tow bar that came with mine with some 1/4 inch plate steel to make a bumper just a little wider then my frame rails to hold a winch.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I capped the ends of the frame rails using some 1/8" plate. Then used a piece of pipe bent into U. Then used some brackets I made at work and welded them between the factory frame tube and the U piece I made. I've got about nothing invested in the mounting, and it is tucked up nice and close for a good approach angle.



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Old 12-12-2011, 11:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I was going to say self tappers but I like DRKelly's idea better.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The plastic push in things that you use for door panels?
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Tack welds / Boxcar has an idea you could cut weld and end up with a pretty kool and strong mount.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If you can't weld or do your own fab, there is no cheap way. The easy way is to pay someone to do it. That mount that boxcar posted up is for ATV winches, too small for what you want.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Check local u pull it places for universal winch plates. If you do find one it will still need some Fab/welding done to it to make it work. Or you could get a zor bumper that bolts right up.

http://www.zuksoffroad.net/images/Fr.../prefab_01.jpg
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