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Front bumper extension winch mount

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by OlympiaFJ60, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. OlympiaFJ60

    OlympiaFJ60

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    Just finished up a little project I have been thinking about/working on for a little while. I had tried to install a factory PTO winch a while ago but decided not to when the drive shaft would no clear my MAF headers. I liked the look of the factory PTO winch bumper (but a little smaller). I decided I would try and fit the 8000# winch I had sitting around and didn't want to spend the money on an ARB or the like. I ended up having some channel bent form 1/4 plate to fit inside the frame rails (bumper brackets where already removed due to the PTO bumper). I also had a front cross piece bent to fit over the extended rails. My winch was is already on a mounting plate and I didn't think that part through. I had to add some 1/4 plate to the channels for mounting tabs. If I did it again, I would have them bend the channel with 4-5" on top and 2" on bottom. Is till turned out pretty good.
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    OlympiaFJ60

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    Here is a bad shot (dark) of the PTO bumper, then my finished extensions.
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    brownbear Mod in Hibernation Moderator

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    Looks great! if you contact GandS cruiser parts they may have the fill in blanks for the sides.

    Very HJ61 looking!
     
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    i like this idea of boxes.
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    brownbear Mod in Hibernation Moderator

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    yah that would be good too. Nice place for the tree saver etc.....
     
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    brownbear Mod in Hibernation Moderator

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    Oh and now you need one of those OEM silver winch covers......real sweet!
     
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    Bumper Extention

    Looks nice Brandon! Looks better than the other one you bought in Canada. Just be careful not to hit anything with the corners so the bumper doesnt get taco'ed in.
     
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    That is AWESOME! Was there a similar "extension" with the factory PTO setup?
     
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    brownbear Mod in Hibernation Moderator

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    yes there were "stock" bumper extenders.
     
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    I think it is very cool to keep a factory look, but you can squeeze a winch in there. Good stuff.
     
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    Yes, the PTO winch uses a similar extension, that is whee I got the idea for the one I built. Had the cross support in the front too. It just sticks out too far in my opinion with the PTO setup.

    It was a good little project and easy too.
     
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    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

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    nice but what about your approach angle .. ? and you front weight !
     
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    I thought I would post here again so your thread would go back to the top of the list. Anyways, you dont have to worry about your aproach angles since your forbidden to take the 60 out anymore. But thats why you have your 40 for. Your paint is holding up nicely. I check it out everyday I walk past it to the shop.
    The Yellow truck looks better in your shop than your cruiser does in the pics... Sorry, Pam wanted me to through that in there.
    See you tomorrow.
     
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    Those front bumpers bend real easy way out there in front:eek: I cut about 10" off the ends on mine and re-mounted the plastic ends, looks great and is a whole lot harder to bend:cheers:
     
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    nice and clean with the oem look :beer:
     
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    OEM was what I was going for, and cheap. I love the ARB bumper but don't have that kind of money right now. This is actualy very sutble. Since it won't be a trail rig but more of an expidition/backroad rig (and DD). Besides, if it bends, I can just hook a chain to the tree that bent it and back up right :).

    Either way, it was fun trying to figure it all out.
     
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