Anyone install winch in NON-winch ARB?

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Yeah, yeah... I know maybe I should have gone winch. I haven't gotten up close and personal with a winch version, so I don't know how/where the winch bolts up. Any idea how many :banana: this job is? I'm planning a M12k with Hawse synthetic fairlead.
 
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i'm pretty sure that the winch version is built stronger to take the added stress. you would have to brace the hell out of it to make it work.
 
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Cmon what buuuuuddy? Couldn't be that tough. Weld in some supports or bolt a mounting channel between frame rails. I'm just curious how a winch usually bolts up inside an ARB.
 
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The winch bolts to the face of the winch bar, the top of it is open, the strength is regained with a gusset across the outside face of the bar at the top of the fairlead. The nonwinch will need a hole cut in the face for the cable and holes drilled to mount the winch and fairlead. The top will need to have a window cut for access to the spool and clutch controls, this area will need reinforcement. Brother Rob has a nonwinch that will get a winch soon.
 

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brianinaustin said:
Cmon what buuuuuddy? Couldn't be that tough. Weld in some supports or bolt a mounting channel between frame rails. I'm just curious how a winch usually bolts up inside an ARB.
You can check mine out if you come out to the LSLC meeting tonight - let me know and I'll bring the 80.

Tucker
 
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