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Old 01-14-2011
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Well here goes front hitch mount and winch install.

This is going to be slow. Using a friends welder and I got all the metal I need a few weeks ago and put it next to my shed. Hay guess what I’m a moron and didn’t put it into the shed. And it snowed almost 2 feet. Now I can’t find it, need to wait for the snow to melt a little so I can. I have a rear hitch from a 06 E2500 that I’m using for the hitch. Going to mount the hitch to the bottom of the frame and the winch will be put on a plate welded to the top of the hitch mount so that I can put a hook in the hitch and use as an anchor point if I’m using a ****** block.

Things I've already done. Had my trany cooler pop a few weeks ago so I got a universal cooler and mounted it to the engine side of the radiator. Also removed the fan and mounted an electric fan to keep the engine cool. I’ve also removed the a/c from the truck took the pump, lines and condenser out to give me room for the winch to fit ware I wanted it to in front of the radiator.

I will put more pics up when I get them loaded on my comp.

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what kind of winch is that?
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road shock 8000
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Took the hitch and cut it apart.Welded winch mounts to it. Cut the hole thing to size.
Need to get paint and drill all the mounting holes tommoro. Still need to mount the solinod too.

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Looking good
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Done for now
also painted the front frame black to finished off the frame painting i can check that off the list
forgot to get the plate bracket that holds it to the fairlead roller
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Looks good man. I like it,
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nice work! looks very clean!
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Nice! Its a little hard to see in the pics, but how did you mount the winch on top of the hitch? Thats a sweet idea, I got a front receiver on mine but I just have my M8000 Warn on a receiver plate and use that, it'd be nice having it tucked in to the grille cause it sticks out a lot on the receiver and catches on everything. Cheers
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Great idea! Adding this to the list of things to do for Summer '11, if you don't mind?
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Looks good. I like you got it all tucked up in there.

Where did you put the solenoid?
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Looks good. I like you got it all tucked up in there.

Where did you put the solenoid?
i put it on the lower rad crossmenber i can reach in threw the lower left hole in my grill and plug the remote in

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Great idea! Adding this to the list of things to do for Summer '11, if you don't mind?
no prob if you need more pic i can take some and post them if you want

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Nice! Its a little hard to see in the pics, but how did you mount the winch on top of the hitch? Thats a sweet idea, I got a front receiver on mine but I just have my M8000 Warn on a receiver plate and use that, it'd be nice having it tucked in to the grille cause it sticks out a lot on the receiver and catches on everything. Cheers
if you look in the pic of the hitch sitting on the floor i welded the 4 tabs on. i have it bolted to them then the hole hitch/winch asm is bolted in with 8 more bolts
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this is before the bumper got put on
my friend took it on his phone sorry about the pic quality
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