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Unread 11-01-2004, 01:16 PM   #1
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winch plate

Hey, I just got a 9000 pound winch, now I need to make a winch plate. Wondering what you guys with TJs did? I was thinking of using 1/4 inch angle iron. Any ideas? Thanks

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Unread 11-04-2004, 07:32 PM   #2
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I made a temporary one for mine before I made my winch bumper. I used a piece of 1/4"flat stock and welded a thicker angle to the front for the fairlead mount. It worked perfectly, but I didn't paint it, so it looked a bit rough.

Fairly easy to do...if fact, if you have the right peice of steel (channel), you won't even need to weld anything.
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Unread 11-07-2004, 04:20 AM   #3
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I actually made a bucket for my winch setup, 1/4 flat stock for the bottom then bent 1/4 flat for around the winch completely. alot of welding but it looks good. fastened it to the frame where the tow hooks used to be then bolted it to the bumper (fabbed up bumper).
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Unread 11-08-2004, 02:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies do you guys have any pictures?
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Unread 11-08-2004, 09:53 PM   #5
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crapolas, WAC pm me and I'll come and show ya the bumper, your practically in the same neck of the woods. If your in sammamish right now

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Unread 11-08-2004, 09:56 PM   #6
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click this link, there are pics of the one I made out of C-channel
http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...hreadid=573703
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Unread 11-09-2004, 07:25 AM   #7
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Hey psychedelicdawg, just a suggestion, you should rewind your winch so you pull from the bottom not the top. They're not designed to pull that way. Other than that, where the hell was this thread when I made my plate?
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Unread 11-09-2004, 08:02 AM   #8
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yeah, I already did that.... Thanks for the heads up though.
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Unread 11-10-2004, 01:49 AM   #9
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I used a piece of 33-1/4" long x 9" wide piece of 1/4" plate for my winch plate mounted directly to the frame. It's connect via the 4 bumper to frame bolts and the 2 front swaybar bolts and I just used a spacer to raise the rear swaybar mount up to sit level with the plate. After I got the winch perfectly spaced front to back I finished making my winch bumper and hoop. I've got some pics but for some reason I can't view them right now.
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Unread 11-10-2004, 01:16 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies. Nice pics physcodelic, I remember seeing those on JU a while ago, that is similar to what I had in mind.


RIPPN how did you mount the fairlead?
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Unread 12-11-2004, 07:21 PM   #11
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WAC!!!!!!!!!

You gotta winch! Sweet!

Movin up in the world, what kind?

If I was back home, i'd bust open the fab shop and real quick like fab ya a real burly S O B...but I'm not home, damn.

Anything else new on the jeep?

Use Channel Iron like Phsycedelic did, thats the easiest and quickest and most HD for a quick and easy setup!
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