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PostSubject: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:12 pm



cant wait to get this project started...hopefully before too long i can upgrade to to synthetic line and a hawse fairlead...
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:40 pm

Nice. Now we'll have to lead you down the wrong path so you can try it out! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:50 pm

sounds good to me..i need to work on getting this thing installed...cant wait...
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:58 pm

Even came with the mountain dew. It was meant to be. Looks nice Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:00 pm

oh its beautiful to me...LOL
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:49 am

Nice, so when are you installing this bad boy?
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:18 am

Nice, but you gotta get busy Mike, I read winches are super hard to use from inside the box, kinda like drinking that Dew without opening the pull tab!Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:59 am

youre absolutely right Paul....here are some pics of it OUT of the box...

pics of it on the winch plate gonna have to clean it up the little


really dirty but it fits and clears everywhere...



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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:04 pm

As you can see it is really dirty as i havent cleaned my truck in a good while..i had been doing some work around the truck and grinding dust had gotten down inside the bumper and turned it to surface rust...nothing a wire brush and some new paint cant fix...

anyway the winch fits absolutely perfectly so now i have to work on the front bash plate and get this thing mounted...
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:51 pm

Lookin' Good! Cant wait to see the "adjustments" to the bash plate.
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:12 pm

Looks good brother
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:50 pm

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Lookin' Good! Cant wait to see the "adjustments" to the bash plate.

yeah its a matter of cutting some holes...lol...just need to make sure i dont make it too big and not too small...too big and a hawse fairlead for synthetic line wont cover the hole and too small then the line could drag across the bash plate...so its gonna be interesting. Ill be taking the bumper off tomorrow and cleaning it up a bit and drill some mounting holes. The wiring is gonna be pretty simple. I will need to run and grab some dielectric grease to put on all the contacts but other than that it should go rather easily...i will take some pics if i remember to do it. I think the hardest part of the whole install is just dealing with the weight of it all...lol...this sucker is not light
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:37 pm

big ol' roller fairlead up front cant wait to get synthetic and a hawse fairlead


didnt have room under the cross bar for the selenoid box so it is mounted to the crossbar itself


you can see the selenoid box mounted to the crossbar worked out perfectly..


the last two pics are of the wiring and mounting just before i reattached the front skin


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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:58 pm

looks GOOD, but I gotta agree with you, the hawse fairlead will look even better.
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PostSubject: Re: got my new winch...LOVE it!!   Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:48 pm

yeah that big ol roller up front is buggin me but it will have to do til i can afford some synth...
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