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Old 08-05-2009
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I think it looks good and glad to hear it works
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Old 08-05-2009
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Originally Posted by Trigger01 View Post
Still not beautiful, but that looks so much better!

Originally Posted by quicksilver2001 View Post
well finally tried it out. my buddy had some (big) bushes and a couple trees he wanted to pull out. no pics, but first two came out no problem, just grunted the winch a little. the next two, which i had a feeling wouldn't come out with the winch, didn't. it just pulled the truck lol. its a beast. so i got in my truck and tried pulling in reverse in 4LO. popped the 3/8 chain. so i winched my cable back up and we pulled everything else out with a 1/2 inch chain off my hitch. BUT, i now know my mount isn't going to break and i have full faith in my setup. couldn't be happier with it.

glade it held up for ya
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Old 08-05-2009
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thanks guys. today's test was what i needed to be fully sure that i had made a good mount. i always second guess my work, but in my mind i know i always make stuff overkill.
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Old 08-05-2009
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make sure to get back under there every so often and tighten down all the bolts.. i had a winch mount bolted to the frame and after every couple hundred miles i would tighten the bolts down caus of the vibrations from driving.. just a thought
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Old 08-06-2009
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good to know. thanks
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Old 09-05-2009
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I like the positioning of the winch, in behind the bumper.

I'm interested in the HOW ?
Looks like you added a plate to the bottom of the frame ?
Not to make this sound any easier than it was but what else did you have to do ?
Did you bolt through frame, both levels or just the bottom ?
Any additional bracing ?

sorry for all of the questions but I want to do this and would like to know what and how you did it.


p.s. What IF... and it is your truck so take this with a grain of salt... what if you cut the valance out around the curve section (out a little further than you did), added in some Diamond Plate to fit the opening and taper back toward the Fairlead (allowing room for the cable if needed); a different way to clean up the opening...
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Old 09-05-2009
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Just make a cool new bumper to fit around it!! :)
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