FJ40 winch bumper

ginmtb

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I’m not sure, but I think I saw in a microfiche once where there was a different bumper setup from Toyota for a factory optional electric winch.

Is this the winch Mark? I think 1973 if my memory serves me correctly.

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What do you use that line for?
For pulling hogs and deer out of canyons. In steep canyons with no down hill road access dragging it up hill is a nightmare. There is about 900" of 1/8" cable there. You hook onto the hog or buck, then use the winch to pull it up the hill. It is also a possible to hitch a ride and get some help climbing out yourself.

This cable is not suitable for pulling the vehicle.

There used to be a metal basket welded to the top of the winch. I took it off. IT was large enough to carry a hog or deer. This was a good way. It kept the road dust off the carcass. dust causes mold growth on the meat. Putting it up front cools it quicker. Putting a carcass in the back with the people is messy and the ticks and fleas get on the passengers.

My project vehicle was a hardcore hunter. I am bringing it back to more roadworthy and factory like. Many changes were made to optimize it for hunting.
 

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For pulling hogs and deer out of canyons. In steep canyons with no down hill road access dragging it up hill is a nightmare. There is about 900" of 1/8" cable there. You hook onto the hog or buck, then use the winch to pull it up the hill. It is also a possible to hitch a ride and get some help climbing out yourself.

This cable is not suitable for pulling the vehicle.

There used to be a metal basket welded to the top of the winch. I took it off. IT was large enough to carry a hog or deer. This was a good way. It kept the road dust off the carcass. dust causes mold growth on the meat. Putting it up front cools it quicker. Putting a carcass in the back with the people is messy and the ticks and fleas get on the passengers.

My project vehicle was a hardcore hunter. I am bringing it back to more roadworthy and factory like. Many changes were made to optimize it for hunting.
Very cool. That was exactly what I figured it was used for. 900’! That was my next question. No electric winch would like that!
 

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