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Factory Ford first gen winch mount


dirtymike

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Oh my, recon if there was room you would already be using a winch. I can put one in there but it wouldn't be big enough to pull a log out of the pathway. Have to cut the mount all to pieces to get it in. My ranger aint much to look at, I was trying to keep things under the bumper for protection. Guess ill try to fab up what tw205 has already done. His aint far from being a snow plow. Picked up a piece of 2x6 tube steel with the plate. Get the welder warmed up. Dirty
 


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Seems these OEM winch Bull bumpers, Warn or anything else that era are like hens teeth to find. I can't even find the dimensions to fabricate it. Ive tried every search engine and all combination of words i can think of. Got some feelers out to a few salvage yards i know but not a nibble. Dirty
 

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Seems these OEM winch Bull bumpers, Warn or anything else that era are like hens teeth to find. I can't even find the dimensions to fabricate it. Ive tried every search engine and all combination of words i can think of. Got some feelers out to a few salvage yards i know but not a nibble. Dirty
I am just going to extrapolate off of pictures and the Badlands plate. Draw it up in cad and have a local shop burn the vertical plates with a laser table.
 

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Just make your own. 1/4" flat plate to brackets from the frame and build a bumper around it. I built one for my Nissan using the original bumper brackets and tow hook mounts on the bottom of my frame.


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One vertical and one horizontal plate with tubular steel. Dimensions are all that is lacking. Find a plasma cutter and connect he dots. I dob a little but aint never been good at plasma.
 

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That's good work dadswan, I like the way the winch sits down in the bumper. I could make good money around here if i could Dob like that. Never had the knack, have to try real hard to run a bead for longer than a couple of inches.
 

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That's good work dadswan, I like the way the winch sits down in the bumper. I could make good money around here if i could Dob like that. Never had the knack, have to try real hard to run a bead for longer than a couple of inches.
Thank you. Its no where near professional, but its stout, does what I want, and all the metal was $50. Powder coating was 500.
 

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I'd hit rocks for sure if i paid that for paint. recon rusty black is more my posion.
 

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Its hit rocks and has faired pretty well. I did bend one of the 2x2x1/4 angle iron when the truck slide off the rock on to it. A small scuff and the bumper did want I wanted it to.
 

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A real actual optional grille guard/winch mount on a truck on ebay.

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Its on here too!

 
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That's sweet. Bet it sold for good price. Paint sure is new looking. I cant have anything shinny, I'd scratch it the first day. I think Jim oaks had a OEM on a brown bronco II he had.
 

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A huge thanks to @EquinsuOcha for sending more detailed pictures of his Ford Accessory winch mount setup!

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