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People that want a winch mount.

I've been getting a few inquiries about winch mounts lately, but I have no more in stock.

For some background information. I made the kits while I was in college, when I had a little free time. I now work full time and have little to no time for a project like this.

The kits were priced at $100 a few years back, and I've never raised the price due to steel prices increasing. The new kits may go up a bit in price......I've yet to contact my supplier for price quotes.

I don't do this for money, I have a job, I do this for everyone cause I know nobody makes worthwhile mounts for Rangers.

Here's my solution. How about I create a set of detailed drawings so that anyone can build it themselves, or bring the drawings to a shop and have it built. The main tools I use are a chop saw, drill and a welder. Most can do everything up to the welding.

I work as a Mechanical Engineer, so part drawings are something I deal with on a daily basis. The drawings would be of professional quality. I can even make them to be more like step by step instructions on how to build them.

Now heres's the advantage for everyone. The drawings would come with the low low price of nothing.....that's right nothing. So you can put the $100 towards materials, and have some left over for lunch. I get comments all the time on my mount......its a good feeling saying that "I built it", now you can say the same thing .

Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day........teach him how to build a winch mount and he'll feel pride the rest of his life.

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For people that don't know what it looks like:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/474024/2

-Levino
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I would definetly be interested in a set of plans. And for you to give them for nothing is just awesome. Thanks for thinking of us instead of the alimighty dollar! ROCK ON!!
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I think that it is awesome that you would do this for al of us!! I am definatley interested in the plans. Thanks in advance
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When you get the plans drawn up let me know.
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When you get the plans drawn up let me know.
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That would be sweet, I'd even be willing to donate a few bucks just for your time and effort into a project like this. Step by step instructions would be great for some of us newbs that haven't done anything like this before.
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yaaaaaaaaaaaa i want some drawings of this
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I drew these plans of mine about two years ago...

http://www.tombarcia.net/Truck/WinchMount/index.html
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count me in!
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Great, glad you guys approve! I've got a couple other things on my plate the next couple of weeks, so it may take some time, but they will definitely get done.

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it looks great
AND its better then hacking up the cross member at the end of the frame rails, and welding the winch mounting plate directly between the rails..

i have time, its been sitting in the garage since christmas
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Did you draw those up in Solidworks? That's a well-thought-out plan! You weren't kiddin when you said you were an engineer
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count me in too! i would like a set of plans myself!
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Yet another interested r-f member here! Heck, I'd even pay for the plans.
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I've got the parts modeled and the instructions written. I just need to created figures for the instructions and dimensional drawings. As a bonus, I'm going to include a stress analysis of the mount for anyone that wants to know exactly what this mount can handle.

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haha you heard this alot but I'll take a drawing of the dimensions too
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maybe PM christian and see if he can just host it for a limited time, so you dont have to email it out to everyone
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So does that mean I got the last Levino built mount?? Will that make it worth more money in the future?? I cant wait to put it on eBay as a "rare" or "last production" part!!
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So does that mean I got the last Levino built mount?? Will that make it worth more money in the future?? I cant wait to put it on eBay as a "rare" or "last production" part!!
Ha, nice!

Plans are complete........I'm trying to find a way to host the file myself.....

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what is the extension of the file?
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what is the extension of the file?
PDF

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email it to [email protected] please
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