Front bumper fabrication

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4x4Pinz
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Re: Front bumper fabrication

Post by 4x4Pinz » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:15 am

This type of unit has always worked well on the rear bumper fabs.
http://compare.ebay.com/like/1906468891 ... s&var=sbar

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Re: Front bumper fabrication

Post by Profpinz » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:18 am

I designed and built this one back at the turn of the century :D
http://members.westnet.com.au/profpinz/ ... /winch.htm
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Re: Front bumper fabrication

Post by westernair » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:46 am

4x4Pinz wrote:This type of unit has always worked well on the rear bumper fabs.
http://compare.ebay.com/like/1906468891 ... s&var=sbar
Didn't even know these were available, I was thinking I had to fab my own or go find a donor at a scrap yard. Thanks!
Shawn

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Re: Front bumper fabrication

Post by westernair » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:05 pm

Profpinz wrote:I designed and built this one back at the turn of the century :D
http://members.westnet.com.au/profpinz/ ... /winch.htm
I really like your design!

I was looking for something duel purpose, winching and to push over small trees and/or Yugos!
Shawn

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John L
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Re: Front bumper fabrication

Post by John L » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:45 pm

Has anyone ever used a "nose ring" connected to the pintle mount and used that as a platform to install a removable winch platform? Once u install the nose ring you can use a standard receiver hitch winch mount. Been thinking about putting that together on my Pinz!

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Re: Front bumper fabrication

Post by krick3tt » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:13 pm

John,

I thought about it. Was told that for straight pull it was OK but side pulls might be an issue. Got my 9.5K winch from EI. The roller fairleads make it a non issue for me.
Can double the power with a snatch block.
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Re: Front bumper fabrication

Post by totaljoint » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:03 pm

Andre Swanson (Fat Fabrications) built my winch platform to plug into either the front or rear 2" receiver on my 712. I carry it in the front receiver, but have only used it once in the rear to pull a stump in a friend's yard.
Morris has a point, it is probably better in this situation to pull head (or tail) on without much side stresses. Here in the Cascades, a tree is almost universally available, so that is not a problem!
The other nice thing about the removable winch is that I can leave it home when I won't be off road. Keeps it dry and saves hauling the weight.
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Re: Front bumper fabrication

Post by djw » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:37 pm

Profpinz wrote:I designed and built this one back at the turn of the century :D
http://members.westnet.com.au/profpinz/ ... /winch.htm
Very slick design.

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