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Old 05-24-2005
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Winches.... line locks

I finally put my winch rope back on the Milemarker today and instead of using the metal lug again, I cut off the lug and made my own line lock. What I did was use a rubber vacuum belt and threaded 10' of line thru it. Then, I reverse wrapped it (from the 10' mark back to the end) over the vacuum belt and threaded the end into the loop left at the end of the vacuum belt. I ended up with 10 wraps that are locked to the drum and since the belt is rubber, it has some traction on the drum.

Another thing I did today was mount a switch in the cab so that I can operate the winch from behind the wheel. Last time I was stuck, I was winching from the cab with the remote and ended up with the cable getting caught by the tire which wasn't a good thing at all. This switch should resolve that problem.

Last thing I did today was simplyto build a new bumper / winch mount. Actually, at this point it's just a winch mount because I haven't made the parts that protect the headlights but I've got the winch and all 4 Hellas mounted and ready to go. I took pics, but I haven't uploaded them yet.
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Sounds great... Gotta get them pics up!
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busy day - sounds good Tom
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Sounds cool Tom.
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