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I'm cutting the current front cross menber off my CJ-7 frame.
I have a huge piece of 1/4" plate laying around. It looks good enough for a cross member.
Is it going to be strong enough for a winch mount?
How thick is the steel on warns winch plates?
 

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Warn plate is 1/4".
 

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Thanks.

Glad I don't have to go buy more metal.
 

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Originally posted by Todd:
<STRONG>Warn plate is 1/4".</STRONG>

True, but some of Warns product look like they could be better. I would use something thicker. But thats just me. I like to Over Build everything.
 

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You might want to brace it. Have a look and some warn mounts. They are usually braced pretty good.
 

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you can but I would use 1/2 bin.....but you could use 2 1/4 plates together.. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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Todd- I have an old Warn winch plate in the garage. It's 1/4" thick. You wnat to use it as a template for the mounting holes?
 

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Todd- I have an old Warn winch plate in the garage. It's 1/4" thick. You wnat to use it as a template for the mounting holes?
I'm confused, I have a winch plate, and my name is Todd, but you must be talking to RockToad, cause his name is Todd:confused: :confused: :confused: :D :D :D .
 

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Hey Mark, That would be great if I coulds borrow that winch plate.

Can I maybe pick it up next weekend?
 

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Todd,

I also have one mounted to my m8000 if you need to borrow it let me know.

Steve.
 

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Thanks Steve,

I will probably drive down the street to Marks house.
He lives about an hour and a half closer than you do:D

Hmmm maybe you should move out this direction.
Housing is less expensive. Lots of horse ranches too.
and you will live closer to all us cool people in the east bay:D
 

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I know I'm a little late on this one, but I used 3/8" plate, a little better than 1/4 and not as heavy as 1/2. More than enough to support the front of my binder, field tested it myself :D

Joe
 

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Todd said:
I'm confused, I have a winch plate, and my name is Todd, but you must be talking to RockToad, cause his name is Todd:confused: :confused: :confused: :D :D :D .
You're right! You're confused:)
 

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Todd,

That my happen sooner then you think... GEt me a job out that way and its move move move..
 

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Rocktoad said:
Hey Mark, That would be great if I coulds borrow that winch plate.

Can I maybe pick it up next weekend?
It's ready when you are:)
 

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Todd,

That my happen sooner then you think... GEt me a job out that way and its move move move..
I'll talk to Frank at Jack in the box:D

He runs the best Jack in the box In the west.
I'll see if he's hiring Bwahahaha.

On a serious note What are you looking for.
I'll see if I can help.
 

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Thanks every one for your input.
I have many ideas for this now I think I might double up a portion of the cross member so the Winch is mounted on 1/2" .
 

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Why? double the weight? Let me put it this way, the winch plate (for all those that believe in overkill) is already twice the thickness of your frame at 1/4". for a crossmember go for tube.
 
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