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Unread 12-21-2015, 04:12 PM   #1
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1975 Jeep CJ5 Viking winch

I just bought a 1975 CJ5 with a Viking winch. Is anyone familiar with these winches from that era?

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Unread 12-22-2015, 10:29 AM   #2
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The winch isn't that old, Viking hasn't been around that long. Also, Viking is not a winch manufacturer, it was made for them and very likely in Taiwan.
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Unread 12-27-2015, 03:03 PM   #3
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I bought a 72 blazer in 83 with a Viking winch, worm gear drive, 10k #. The research I did at the time, came up with Viking was bought by Pierce, which built winches for wreckers, then bought by Ramsey. I still have that winch on my trailer, I also have a 10K Ramsey on my dually, they're practically twins, I've swapped parts back and forth. good luck, Ron
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Unread 12-27-2015, 04:51 PM   #4
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Good info, it's clear the Viking winch I was thinking of is not the same as the Viking winch the OP asked about. Obviously two different companies, thanks!
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Unread 12-28-2015, 10:13 AM   #5
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I've seen the Taiwan version, the old version is mighty heavy. I believe on a jeep it'd cost at least an inch of lift or more. Ron
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