That's funny. I randomly came across your instagram and wondered "How in the heck did that guy get his winch behind his stock bumper?" A subsequent forum search led me directly to your actual build thread. Really great writeup and impressive work. Definitely beyond my capabilities though.Hey y'all. Just making sure this thingy still works.
Yeah, I'm still around. Same old 100 series and FJ40. The FJ40 is undergoing a very loooooong "rebuild" currently.
Anyway, as for the winch... it may surprise a few of you that after 20 or so recoveries & 8 or so years no one was maimed and not a creak was suffered as the M12000 grunted stranded motorist after stranded motorist from the highways of Utah and California. It's still going strong and in the same form it was built in on this thread. Steel is a lot stronger than some armchair engineers might give it credit for.
If ya want to see her currently check out my Toyota Insta. @teq_adventures
Right now it's on the North Slope of Alaska after a long trek from Utah. When I get finished working next month I'll drive her back down to Anchorage.