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Old September 14th, 2011, 04:04 PM
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Winch bumper build, no winch

I'm thinking of building a front bumper that will accommodate a winch. The only snag is that I don't have a winch yet...

Is it reasonable to think that I could build something that will accept my future winch that has schematics on the website? It would be nice to actually have the thing to build around.

I would like to eventually get a Warn 8274. If I didn't end up getting that particular one would it be a pain to fit another model in the same slot? I guess I should look at dimensions for other models so it could be somewhat universal.

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Old September 15th, 2011, 07:30 AM
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Jeff, as someone who builds winch bumpers, you'll want the winch in hand before building. Inevitably you'll miss something or things won't line up.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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There are kits that you can buy and there for build off from.
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Take Wolf's advice, even though the Warn uses a standard 10" x 4.5" hole pattern there are other clearance and ergonomic issues that only become obvious with the winch and it's connections.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 08:53 AM
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Ok. That sounds completely reasonable. I wasnt sure if there was some standard size slot that most any winch could be plugged into. It seems much safer to have the particular winch in hand though.
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An 8274 is "feet first" most other smallish winches are "feet down." I would be fine making a bumper for one or the other, but you need to decide what winch you want and it won't be an issue to make a bumper to fit without it. Just make sure you know how long the motor is.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Aha. So you are saying that it mounts on the front of the bumper right behind the fairlead rather than the bottom or floor of the bumper. Thanks
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Old September 16th, 2011, 02:29 PM
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Take a look at Ike's website, pangolin4x4.com.
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Here is the idea. A bit more to go on it still. Have to weld on the front plate that the 8274 will eventually mount to. It's a bit oversized for now, but I can cut it down a bit once I get a winch to fit up to it. Still have to mount the brownchurch brush guard to it.
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Jeff that is how my TF bumper is on my 110

Now my ARB is multi winch set up and while Ron is correct the 8274 mounts feet forward, you can certainly mount any other winch that way. Most ARB bumpers have winches mounted that way
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Old October 4th, 2011, 09:42 AM
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I'm a bit concerned about my approach angle now after looking at longer. The 2" lift should help a little. I think I need to raise the winch tray up a couple of inches. The tray is 9" deep and sits at the bottom of the bumper. Is that similar to others' rigs? Any thoughts?

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I'm a bit concerned about my approach angle now after looking at longer. The 2" lift should help a little. I think I need to raise the winch tray up a couple of inches. The tray is 9" deep and sits at the bottom of the bumper. Is that similar to others' rigs? Any thoughts?

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I don't think raising the tray will help the approach angle, the frame rails are still your low point.

Sticks out about as far as my old bull-bar did, and it had the winch almost touching the body trim.

I think your about as compact as you can get and still have a winch on it.... without getting creative with the grill area of the body.

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Slide a sheet of plywood up to the wheels and lift up the front edge, and whatever hits first is the lowest spot in your approach angle.

I have a 8274 in pieces and could probably mail you the bottom housing piece pretty cheaply if you want something to work with. You'd need to allow some room on the side for the brake assembly but otherwise should be everything you need to finish the bumper. Just promise to send it back within a few months.
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Old October 4th, 2011, 10:17 PM
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Thanks guys. I will do some more investigation and see what I my options are. I have already done a good bit of welding on it so moving anything will be a chore.
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