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Old February 24th, 2009, 09:39 AM   #1
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I am looking for plans (or finished product) for a front mount winch for a 1993 F-150. I was thinking about coming right through the front bumper and having a 2" receiver stick through. However, I seen a Ranger with that setup and it really decreased their approach angle. So I was thinking I might still do that and build a Z shaped bracket to elevate the winch. But before I go doing all that I wanted to see if anyone had any other ideas as to what they had seen. BTW, I just got laid off, so buying a bumper and winch for $2500 is out. Also, what is the minimum size winch I should go with?

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Warn trans4mer...
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mount the winch inside the bumper, unless it has to be removable
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mount the winch inside the bumper, unless it has to be removable
i had though about that when i had my '93, it was doable, but made the clutch very hard to get to.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #5
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the multi mount deals are kinda nice for keeping the winch out of the elements and such but are more of a pain then they really are worth. I have one on my 94 Ranger and i like it but if i could do it over id solid mount it just inside my grill but down far enough to get good air flow.
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You know, I hadn't really thought about mounting it behind the bumper. I was concerned about corrosion, mud and theft with a visible front mount. The one concern I now have is the one someone mentioned already. The engagement lever. Are there any other considerations in that regards you guys can think of?

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you could mount it above the framerails behind the bumper and notch the grille acordingly, keeps it up higher and just reach in and flip the clutch
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If you mount it behind the bumper, it sure seems like it would be harder to keep it wound properly. Maybe I'm the only one that rewinds my winch after the day or weekend of use?

I built my receiver mount because I can't afford 2 winches, so I needed it front and back. I've used it many times this way, yes it sucks to have to move it, but i don't have $1500 dollars for another one.
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