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Finished winch build

Skook

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Some of you may be wanting to do something similar, so I thought I'd post the outcome of my winch project. Super simple project, just needed a winch on the truck and didn't want to buy a full off road winch bumper. For what we use this truck for, we just needed a winch and nothing fancy beyond that. Couldn't find a winch plate online, only whole winch bumpers, had to make something.

It has a crossmember that picks up on the front of the truck's frame and can be removed/installed without removing the factory bumper bar. It's a standard winch plate that was cut down and welded to a subframe made from mild steel. I've been using it for a few months, has held up well and hasn't shown any signs of fatigue.


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Looks slick. Have any pics of attachment points?
 

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Nicely done. Time to get some D rings and its finished. :) Did you rebuild the winch as well?
 

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Really nice fabrication work. How did you cut the opening where the fairlead mounts? Ashamed to show you my mount - done with a torch & sledgehammer.
 

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