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Crap!! Is that my winch? What a transformation!!
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Yep! Amazing what can be underneath 30 years of ugly old paint and dirt!

Here's a pic of the next one I'm working on.... it'll look a little different soon. :D
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I'm kinda proud of this build. (on another 4x4, not pInz or Volvo) The winch is a 1990 Warn MX8000 put onto a custom winch plate that I designed, which was cut out on a CNC plasma table. The hook is a new Factor 55 Flatlink Expert model, matched to the paint. I did a custom ABS box for the contactor and made wires, then placed the commercial-grade Lodar wireless receiver near it, mounted and hidden away on top of the skid-plate.

The before pic is how it looked when I got it. It was buried in some old pick-up truck bumper.
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Finished up a 1978 Warn 8274 winch last week. This one is going onto an old Toyota truck so not as exciting as some other applications but the winch itself was a major transformation. It got a new heavy duty motor with twice the hp as the original! Plus 130ft of Dyneema rope and a contactor upgrade. Should last another 40 years.
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Another full build where I took a pile of parts that once made a 1980's 12v Warn winch, and turned it into a modern 24v version. This just went out to a forum member. I spent more time on this one than any other so far. Unfortunately the price to do this kind of thing again will have to increase by $200 due to almost breaking even on this one!
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A rare hook restoration from a German/Austrian made winch that was available for the VW Syncro van for a short time in the 80's. The winch is extremely rare and the hook's color was very specific so I restored it back to the correct shade.
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Just finished a rare Ramsey 9000 (now a 9500 with upgraded motor). This one is for sale but it's a 12v model. Not a flawless finish but its mechanically perfect! Made in Oklahoma.
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I'll say it's not perfect! That shade of blue on the Ramsey logo is off by 1/10'th of a shade :DD

Ramsey's are my go to winch these days and I gotta say this one looks like it just rolled off the
assembly line in OK :D

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Thanks, though it's less noticeable in person. ;)
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