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Its ok, I have a winch!



Oh yea, its on.. Kinda a "why not" deal. So it started out at Wayne's (graniteguy). guess-ta-mated where i wanted it, took a few quick measurments, tacked it.. beat it with a hammer, then welded more.. it ended up being a little **** eyed because i hit it a few too many times with the LFH (ha)...

anyways, heres what it looked like this morning

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After the 'measuring' hammering and tacking.

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After trying to 'persuade' the core support with a 20 lb sledge and angle grinder and being only slightly successful I turned to one of my best friends.. the torch

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and what do ya know.. it fit
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Then I put the grill back on. and DAMN it that a nice fit or what?!


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Its even got teeth looking things.

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Now i need synthetic line, and hook up all the wires... oh yea and support the bottom of the grill somehow

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Nice work, looks great!
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dude i have always been jealous of your rig!!! nice work!
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www.masterpull.com

There's other lines out there, but this stuff is incredible. Mine been beat, and under some HARD pulls with the hydro, and it's still good.
Tom Barcia had his snap (operator error on a sharp edge) and they fixed it for him for free. Stuff just dropped, no recoil. They put together a custom line for my hydro (no heat resistant on the inner wrap and no hook)....great customer service. You will pay though....but TOTALLY worht it!
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I am so jealous! You don't need that winch, send it to me for behind my bumper.
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Looks great Matt
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Awesome! I want a winch!
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Very nice. Where are you planning to put the solenoid?
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Sweet winch Matt!
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Thanks everyone! I basically had to torch and hammer my front end into submission but dammit it fit! lol

and you can't really tell now that the grill is back on.

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Tom Barcia had his snap (operator error on a sharp edge) and they fixed it for him for free. Stuff just dropped, no recoil. They put together a custom line for my hydro (no heat resistant on the inner wrap and no hook)....great customer service. You will pay though....but TOTALLY worht it!
so, whats the warranty? if it breaks you get a new one?

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Very nice. Where are you planning to put the solenoid?
good question, looking at the pics i may just attach it to the core support on the left side.
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sweet. merry christmas bud
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That looks great !!!!!

But it would REALLY bother me without a bumper on there..lol
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so jealous! that looks perfect with the grille on there. now you just need to fab up a bumper.
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Thanks everyone! I basically had to torch and hammer my front end into submission but dammit it fit! lol

and you can't really tell now that the grill is back on.



so, whats the warranty? if it breaks you get a new one?



good question, looking at the pics i may just attach it to the core support on the left side.

I don't think any company will give any warranty, too many variables with UV damage, rocks, etc. I can say that the customer service from them is great. I can also say I've used the crap out of mine, and no issues. Stuff is expensive, but stronger than most.
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That looks great !!!!!

But it would REALLY bother me without a bumper on there..lol
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so jealous! that looks perfect with the grille on there. now you just need to fab up a bumper.
and here i was thinking that now that i had a winch people would lay off the lack of a bumper, guess I was wrong haha


I need to build one, me and Wayne were talking about it yesterday.
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Bumpers are overrated approach angle ruiners....

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yea but it would be nice not to destroy my grill, headlights, turn signals, core support and header panel (wahts left of them) and the hood


don't worry, if i build a plate bumper its gonna be like wolfmans, nice and tight along the body and not sticking out too much.. if I build a tube bumper its not gonna stick out any farther than the fair leads do.
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Came out good Matt. Did you have to undo any of the welds that you did at Wayne's place?
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Matt, build yourself a bumper around it, ARB style. Then, your truck would look friggin KILLER!
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I agree with above post!
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Came out good Matt. Did you have to undo any of the welds that you did at Wayne's place?
ha, i should have.. but i said screw it.

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bleh! Gimme the money and pay me for the time I'm missing at work and I'll get right on it

Wayne has this cool tool up his sleeve for making a bumper.. so I'll most likely be building a low profile plate bumper.
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Build it on the weekends, steel prices are still reasonable, bet you could do it for $200 or so in metal
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