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post #1 of 6 Old 12-29-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Making The Centered Warn Zeon Winch Fit Your Standard Winch Plate

Ok bought the winch awhile back when I ordered the bumper,then started reading about fitment issues. It was finally finished and shipped to me. Landed yesterday. If you look at the first pic the Zeon is a centered winch unlike most. I love it because it mathes the center of the grille perfectly!! Its staying!!
OK! Lets cut and drill the new bumper. Just a reminder im doing this in my home garage with really not much of a mechanical background other than what I taught myself. You Can Do This!

First pic, you can really see its a true centered winch!


Next mark what you want to cut and drill!


Make template of original cut the has to move to the left:


Transfer your marks and start cutting and drilling !!


You end up with this:


Use your template to mark your fairlead holes:


Now I needed to cover the original fairlead hole so im going to center a piece of flat stock, 3" wide, from lowes. I transfered all my marks to this and tomorrow I drill and cut this piece.



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post #2 of 6 Old 12-29-2012, 09:52 PM
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That is a big damn winch.
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That is a big damn winch.
I know! Only 8000lb. You don't realise till you drop it in the plate!
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hmm what about the RC hybrid bumper you used to have? Do you think you'd need any mods done to that winch plate/bumper?
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hmm what about the RC hybrid bumper you used to have? Do you think you'd need any mods done to that winch plate/bumper?
Happy New Year Vin!! And yes, im sure mods would be needed! Not only is this winch 2" wider than most, it also has a centered drum with 7" on each side compared to standard winches which motor side is longer. Offsetting the drum and the bolt heads! Heres a bad pic but you can see the difference!
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I cut the front plate! now getting powder coated. Cut the bumper outer skin and started fitting everything! Heres a couple of pics so far!



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