Stupid ARB non/winch ?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by freightdog, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. freightdog

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    So, if a non/winch ARB was installed on an 80 when you got it -

    Has anyone either cut/or mounted a winch...on one?
     
  2. Doc

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    Short answer- Yes.

    Longer answer- I don't remember who, but IIRC there are at least two individuals on this board with winches mounted in ARB's that started life as a non-winch bumper.
     
  3. Koffer

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    If you were closer I'd swap you my winch one for your non winch bar
     
  4. freightdog

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    I will be in Ohio in December - close enough?
     
  5. mot

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    He's in the Garden State, I believe.

    Close enough? :D
     
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    YES! We've made an 80 bastard out of you!

    If no swap out available-it aint hard to fab. If you're around I'll show ya the 100s Sahara bar winch mount. I am going to copy that set up-tucked up under the 80 ARB
     
  7. Boston Mangler

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    Damn! I am looking to swap with someone in So Cal too!
     
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    Ive read somewhere that the non-winch version will need to be reinforced heavily where the winch will mount to accomodate a winch. Something about different metal strengths between a winch and non-winch version.
     
  9. beno

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    I'll be in NJ December 9th-11th and I can pick up the ARB bar from Koffer and deliver to OH (where I live), if you'd like Jeff...

    PM me if you are interested.

    Best.
    -onur
    Akron, OH
     
  10. TX_TLC

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    No winch ARB to offer but if you're desperate to get rid of it Texas is closer than NJ! :D
     
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    Hey, TX, if you come back up to Wichita anytime soon I'd sell you my non-wincher.

    Food for thought.
     
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    Pm sent
     
  13. reffug

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    This is not for sale fella's. Am I to take it that this means we now have to tolerate freightdog in 80's tech. :doh:

    reffug with finger on the search function......................... :D
     
  14. freightdog

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    I have not bought the 80 yet - but have committed to buy!

    A 1997 - yes locked - with a non-winch ARB and an OME lift...

    The lady finally came through with all records of maintenanceand everything - looks good!

    Final price to come!

    So, yes...you all are screwed - a NEWBIE - has arrived!
     
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    Haha.... welcome, freightdog!
     
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    Only if you go the route of trying to mount where the winch bar would have-though the steel is not stronger/weaker, just different design resulting in...bla, bla, bla. If one has an ounce of intuitive thinking in ther head-its nodda problemo.
     
  17. Pskhaat

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    Sooo... then that's why you havn't put a winch in your non-winch ARB then?
     
  18. freightdog

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    You beat me toooo it!

    Well said!

    :flipoff2:
     
  19. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    You can't possibly be any worse than some of the other noobs we've gotten lately

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    :D
     
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    Quit making fun of me! :)
     
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