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Front Hitch and a Winch

I bought a winch 5 months ago and never mounted it, then 3 weeks ago I went wheelin' and got stuck. So... I went to the junkyard looking for a good donor receiver and just so happened to find one the exact length I needed on the back of a 90s full size Chevy. $20 Then I found a winch plate and hitch at Harbor Freight $35. Had the receiver welded to the truck, and the hitch welded to the plate $30. Multi-Mount winch set up Grand total: $85
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Since mounting the winch I've never been stuck!
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looks damn good nice work
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looks just like mine. i donno if i would trust the harbor freight plate tho but thats ur call

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looks good my man.
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siiiiiiiick lookin.

hope to get my front end to look the same some day.
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looks just like mine. i donno if i would trust the harbor freight plate tho but thats ur call
I usually avoid Harbor Freight when it comes to tools and parts, but I figured a piece of 1/4" Chinese steel was a safe bet.
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Looks awesome!!! Did you get the quick disconnects for the winch power wires?
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Thanks for the complements guys!
The whole process from finding the hitch, to finding a welder, then mounting/welding was done in one evening.
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Looks awesome!!! Did you get the quick disconnects for the winch power wires?
Not yet, those things are pretty expensive! But when I do, I'll run some 2-4 gauge wire down the frame rail to the back hitch.
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Looks good man. I like your truck too. Never seen it before
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looks awesome good job
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Very nice!

I still need to get a winch for my front receiver...
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Looks good, but dude, cut down the size of that hideous tray! lol
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Looks great man. Let us know how it works when you finally need it.
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Looks good, but dude, cut down the size of that hideous tray! lol
I was thinking of bending the sides up to make handles. Good idea?

Oh and that extra width gives me a convenient step
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truck looks really good i cant wait to get mine built
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