winch mount build..90 series.

Danny b Dec 5, 2016

  1. Danny b

    Danny b Member I am in uk

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    Hi, as I have pics along the way I thought I would share my winch mount build, in time it will become a full bumper.

    Just needs bolt hikes drilling though chassis legs on final fitment.

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  2. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Nice work!
     
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  3. JakeM

    JakeM Member I am in uk

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    Yep, nice work!
     
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  4. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    That's really neat, recovery points and all.

    Good looking welds too, like it!
     
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  5. Danny b

    Danny b Member I am in uk

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    Thanks guys, sprayed it black along with the undertrays I repaired earlier. More pics tomorrow. Looking forward to getting it all fitted. Roof rack will be next big fabrication project.
     
  6. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    Just a thought, I see several drain holes, but I'd recommend some drilled diagonally along the vertical folds, to allow drainage to wash out mud that's bound to collect.

    I have drain holes in the base of mine, but it's suffering a lot of rust now due to it holding mud & water in the corners.

    I'd make them about 1/2" diameter at least, and at 6" - 8" intervals all around. I'm sure it won't weaken the structure. When you jet-wash the tray, it will aid the water-flow to wash out the mud. JMHO.

    A clumsy attempt to show what I mean...

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  7. Danny b

    Danny b Member I am in uk

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    That's a good point Clive, don't want any holes in the front but might add the rear ones.. shame it's painted now...ha ha.
     
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    cmcmill01 Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Looks good, fancy knocking one for a 80???:)
     
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  9. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    It is a shame, but I'd still recommend it. I have drains in the bottom of mine as you do now, but there's a strange phenomenon that prevents the wash-out of sand and mud, most of it seems to run straight over a horizontal hole, where it flows through the ones in the corner.

    A sharp drill and immediate paint should protect it OK...

    It's something you'll never do after final fitment, that's for sure.
     
  10. Danny b

    Danny b Member I am in uk

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    Progress this evening, got the winch bolted in the tray and bumper fitted back on. Planning to use the Colorado for a trip to Blackpool over Christmas so doubtful I will get the winch wired and rope fitted until the new year.
    Any battery suggestions and wire diagrams between the two batteries?

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  11. ratrace

    ratrace Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    thats looks really nice,

    can i have one please, as that is one i need too sort out when it's a bit warmer
     
  12. Danny b

    Danny b Member I am in uk

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    You never know when it's a bit warmer I might make a full bumper so this will be looking for a new home.
    Had first drive tonight with suspension upgrade and bigger wheel/tyre combo.

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  13. Mark01

    Mark01 Member I am in england

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    That a nice looking truck you have there. I do like the winch mount you made. Something to be said for the stealth look.

    Cheers, mark
     
  14. Danny b

    Danny b Member I am in uk

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    Thanks Mark. I planning to go Yarwell on Sunday so the winch will probably get a good testing, looking forward to test out the capabilities of the truck too.
     
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    Mark01 Member I am in england

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    Sounds like fun Danny. Hopefully you might get a couple of action shots of it all at work

    Cheers, Mark
     
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    TALAMAN Well-Known Member I am in cyprus

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    That looks very nice! Great colour LC by the way! :)
     
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  18. Danny b

    Danny b Member I am in uk

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    No CAD I'm afraid. This was built in my head

    Seems a long time ago now. All.is still working well though.
     
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  19. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    No ifs or buts Danny that's the best one i've seen on a 90 , and i like your technical approach the job :thumbup:
     
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    Danny b Member I am in uk

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    Thanks Shayne
     
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