post #1 of Old 01-13-2007, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
ClarkGriswold
Registered User
 
ClarkGriswold's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 473
Mounting Winch

As you might be able to see from my pics, I've got a push bar on my bumper. I'm about to mount a winch and need some suggestions / photos to get some ideas about mounting it. I'm using a roll fairlead with it also and I'd like to have that behind my push bar. Any photos or suggestions?

ClarkGriswold is offline  
post #2 of Old 01-14-2007, 04:34 PM
jadams68
Registered User
 
jadams68's Avatar
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 2,898
I've never seen a winch/bullbar set up myself. I wouldn't want anything obstructing the winch fairlead. I use a warn bumber with a warn winch and mounting plate. Never had an issue.

-----------------------
I used to own two CJ's...Perhaps a 3rd is in the future?
jadams68 is offline  
post #3 of Old 01-14-2007, 10:06 PM
TX JEEP CJ7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 132
While the previous post is correct and more than adequate, you are not looking for that answer...are you? I do not believe that you need to purchase a new bumper if you don't want to. What you will need is a quality winch plate. You can modify it to fit where a frame cover normally would by drilling a few holes. Make sure that you use garde 8 bolts or better. The fairlead will mount to the winch plate and as long as your bull bar does not obstruct the line when pulling there will be no issues. It is hard to tell exactly how the bull bar mounts on those pics. Post more for more help.
TX JEEP CJ7 is offline  
post #4 of Old 01-15-2007, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
ClarkGriswold
Registered User
 
ClarkGriswold's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 473
Quote:
Originally Posted by TX JEEP CJ7
While the previous post is correct and more than adequate, you are not looking for that answer...are you? I do not believe that you need to purchase a new bumper if you don't want to. What you will need is a quality winch plate. You can modify it to fit where a frame cover normally would by drilling a few holes. Make sure that you use garde 8 bolts or better. The fairlead will mount to the winch plate and as long as your bull bar does not obstruct the line when pulling there will be no issues. It is hard to tell exactly how the bull bar mounts on those pics. Post more for more help.
I'll try to get some more pictures posted but I thinking I've figured it out...mostly. I've got a winch plate that I'll have to do some minor mods to and if I get it set at the right height the fairlead will fit behind the bull bar w/o any obstructions. It looks like I'll have to raise the winch plate about an inch of the frame cross plate but I don't think that will be an issue using grade 8 bolts. I'll still be bolting the winch plate into the frame in two places and two places will be bolted to the cross member. How does that sound?
ClarkGriswold is offline  
post #5 of Old 01-15-2007, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
ClarkGriswold
Registered User
 
ClarkGriswold's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 473
<P>Here are some pictures of the winch. It is not mounted but just in the rough positioning. Note that I think I can get the lower roller on the fairlead just about the bottom bar on the bull bar. If I do any higher it starts getting in the way of lights and more radiator. What do you think?
Also, I'm going to have it supported about an inch off the frame using grade 8 bolts and spacers. Any thoughts?
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\My Documents\My Pictures\Mike's Pictures\Green Jeep\jeepforum winch1.JPG

C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\My Documents\My Pictures\Mike's Pictures\Green Jeep\jeepforum winch1.JPGC:\Documents and Settings\Mike\My Documents\My Pictures\Mike's Pictures\Green Jeep\jeepforum winch4.JPG
ClarkGriswold is offline  
post #6 of Old 01-15-2007, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
ClarkGriswold
Registered User
 
ClarkGriswold's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 473
Maybe the pics will send this time.
Attached Images
     
ClarkGriswold is offline  
post #7 of Old 01-24-2007, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
ClarkGriswold
Registered User
 
ClarkGriswold's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 473
Not that a lot would care but I finally got my winch mounted tonight and tested. Alls working fine. Thought I'd just post a few photos on a done job. I've still got a little welding to do but that will happen later.


ClarkGriswold is offline  
post #8 of Old 01-24-2007, 07:58 PM
Carmell CJ
Registered User
 
Carmell CJ's Avatar
1978 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beaumont, CA
Posts: 218
Very clean installation, great job

1978 CJ5, let the mods begin.
Carmell CJ is offline  
post #9 of Old 01-24-2007, 07:59 PM
bdmonist
WTF is that?
 
bdmonist's Avatar
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Brandon, MS
Posts: 1,441
Looks like it'll work to me. you may have some rubbing on your bumper depending on your pull angle, but all else looks OK.

1984 CJ 7, SBC 350TBI, 700R4, D 300, AMC 20, D30, 35" Mickeys, 3.54 Gears, 4" susp. Lift, 2" body lift.

AMC 20 Write Up
In Progress - 4.56 gears, Aussie Rear Locker, Moser 1 Piece Axles
Coming Soon - CV Shafts, Welded Tubes, trusses
bdmonist is offline  
post #10 of Old 01-24-2007, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
ClarkGriswold
Registered User
 
ClarkGriswold's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 473
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carmell CJ
Very clean installation, great job
Maybe I'm just a slow worker but it took forever to get this thing drop in place without hitting something. Close clearance with the headlight, turn signals, bull bar....so on. I just finished redoing my steering from the gear box on...and the shocks....and springs. I thought this would be a couple nights. Boy, was I wrong! Biggest thing was trying to get the fairlead between the bars in the bull bar.

Thanks for the tumbs up!
ClarkGriswold is offline  
post #11 of Old 01-24-2007, 08:30 PM
Pantheus
Registered User
1946 CJ2A 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Paradise, Ca
Posts: 86
Pull angle

You'll need to ensure that your pulls are nearly straight on, and never to the extreme side. Those verticals on the bullbar would cause major cable damage should the pulls be much sideways.

I have a similar problem with a tow bar that can't be moved, and the synthetic rope can't take the rubs that might happen. I put some smooth aluminum conduit-type material over the sharp steel, similar to your verticals to help.
Pantheus is offline  
post #12 of Old 01-24-2007, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
ClarkGriswold
Registered User
 
ClarkGriswold's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 473
Yep, you're correct about the pull angle problem with the verticals on my bull bar. I saw that right away but it was either solve that problem later or get rid of the bull bar. The bull bar is staying.

I'll have to give this some thought but any suggestions are welcome.
ClarkGriswold is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Cj7 Winch Mounting EmpireIllusion Jeep CJ Forum 29 10-02-2011 08:24 AM
CJ5 Winch mounting.... mavdog32 Jeep CJ Forum 5 01-08-2010 08:47 PM
CJ Winch Mounting 80HouLaredo Jeep CJ Forum 2 04-20-2009 04:46 PM
Winch mounting ideas. ScottJ Jeep CJ Forum 2 11-02-2006 05:42 PM
winch mounting ? bjf498 Jeep CJ Forum 3 12-02-2004 08:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome