Never mind... I see where he said that now... Here is some more pics of his... Im going to do mine that way also... Hopefully the mud doesnt get up in there too bad...
sorry guys, i'm on vacation and haven't checked the site in a while. Thanks for the kind words on my bumper mod. The winch plate I used is the universal winch channel from Harbor Freight. It took a little trimming, but it is plenty sturdy and can be used on top as well. It was $30 when I bought mine 3 years ago, definitely worth 15 minutes of trimming compared to the prices of the JK-specific plates. I have a word doc I have sent to a few people with some details of the mod, but I didn't take any pics during the build as I was flying by the seat of my pants and had no idea how it would turn out! PM me your email if you want a copy of the doc.
I see how mud or debris could be an issue. You might consider some type of cover plate; light weight metal or aluminum bent at a vise and installed with a few bolts. If I can ever afford a winch this is the route I will take; good job with the inside info guys.
Badland winch mount
Just wanted to share with you guys the installation of my son's Badland winch plate that we did this weekend. I purchased a Badland winch for his X-mas gift, so I decided to do the winch plate ahead of time and found out that winch plates for Jeep JK's are not cheap! Anyway I saw this Badland winch plate at HF and liked the construction of it, not to mention that it fits the 9,000 lb winch I got him, so I decided to give it a shot. I purchased it for $42. then spent around $25. for the 1/2" hardware and two hooks. The rest I fabricated for $0.00 myself since I work at a machine shop. Just know that it can be done just as well with regular tools in your garage so long you have the time and skills. I will post a new thread later on of the entire install and fab work if anyone is interested...
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