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1st Gen Stock Bumper Winch Mount

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by iwagner, Jan 17, 2017.

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  1. Jan 17, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    iwagner

    iwagner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just installed a custom stock bumper winch mount and wanted to share with the community. The winch mount was designed by Evan Hasse (TacoRex) of L.R.FAB and you can view his original post here.

    If you're interested in purchasing a mount, contact Evan at hasse.evan@gmail.com. Great company and a great product.

    The mount came unpainted, here is a picture of it as shipped. It has two heavy duty shackle mounts underneath.
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    It was then primed and painted...
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    The front bumper and skid plate were removedIMG_0192.jpg
    The winch mount was then fitted and the bumper was trimmedIMG_0194.jpg
    A substantial amount of plastic was removed from the bottom of the front bumper
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    The winch was installed into the mount and connected
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    The bumper was reattached and skid plate remounted. In all, it took about 5 hours to complete and I'm very satisfied with the results. It's a clean looking alternative if you're looking to keep a stock look. The winch used was a Smittybilt 98495 XRC Synthetic Rope Aviary Photo_131291794830568154.jpg Aviary Photo_131291785794276739.jpg
     
  2. Jan 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    cruiserguy

    cruiserguy Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome, brother. Looks very good.
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2017 at 7:23 PM
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    TacoREX

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    Thanks for working with me on this! Glad to see it mounted and tucked in there so nicely!
     
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  4. Jan 17, 2017 at 10:25 PM
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    lonelywanderer

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    Looks awesome! Idk why but i always thought the fairlead part came out of the opening on the valence not below it. Gonna have to put one of these on my wish list for when i finish up my suspension
     
  5. Jan 17, 2017 at 10:45 PM
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    Mikeybuck

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    If I didn't have a plate bumper, this would be perfect. I've always liked the hidden winch mounts.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2017 at 4:36 AM
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    BossFan

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    Looks great! I've been on the fence about a front plate bumper and really like the look of this hidden winch! Nice job!
     
  7. Jan 18, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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    TurtleTruckTraveler

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    Super clean. Well done tacorex. But the real question is how much does it bench? (First photo in thread)
     
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  8. Jan 18, 2017 at 12:34 PM
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    Ktaco

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    Pretty much like what I built but more fancy. Except it looks like your sits under the frame. Clearance and approach angle was very important to me so I installed mine in line with the frame. Nice work.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    ekul310

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    How many bolts holds this mount to the frame? It looks like 3 per side from the pics.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    iwagner

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    3 per side, two from the bottom and one from the front. Fits exactly where Toyota subframe was bolted in.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2017 at 8:25 AM
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    iwagner

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    My clearances didn't change at all. The mount is slightly higher than the bottom of the front bumper and the skid plate mounts to it.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2017 at 8:09 PM
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    gmr102

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    This is awesome. I love the idea of not having the winch add another 10 feet (exaggeration I know but that is what it feels like) to the front of my truck. adding to the list of mods I want.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2017 at 7:40 AM
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    02Taco4x4Trd

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    How much? How much of the plastic valance did you have to cut out, all of the middle? I wonder if my Warn would fit, it looks a little bit taller but it might just be me. Will you take some more pictures when you get a chance and post them please?
     
  14. Jan 22, 2017 at 12:48 PM
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    iwagner

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    I had to cut a 33" long and 2" high section out of the bottom and then slightly more to have the fair lead fully exposed in the middle, about anoth 1.5" x 7".
     
  15. Jan 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
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    02Taco4x4Trd

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    I am a little new to the forum but have been driving and working on trucks for 20 years. I really like the way yours turned out, Painting it black, etc... Made a lot of difference. If you don't mind just so I can see what it looks like up-close & Personal, would you take some more pictures for me like from the front, side, underneath, different angles and you can post them or email me at jwg212121@gmail.com I would really appreciate it. I have a winch right now but I don't was to mount it in front of the bumper on a big bracket that will get hung up on stuff and probably forget it's there when I go to park and bam, besides those weigh so much and I don't want to add much more weight to the truck. I have the 3.4 V-6, 4.10's Trd but I am used to V-8s This is the first V6 I have owned, I have owned 6 Chevys in the 8 years and one of them I kept for 3 of those years. I can really tell a difference, but I try to baby her but it just seems like when I have gotten down on it the couple times I did, I was a little disappointed. Sorry for going on and on.
    Thanks,
    Joe
    jwg212121@gmail.com
     
  16. Jan 23, 2017 at 5:48 PM
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    iwagner

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  17. Jan 23, 2017 at 5:48 PM
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    iwagner

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    Here's one, I'll post more tomorrow
     
  18. Jan 23, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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    arifleman

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    Wow, slick, real nice!
     
  19. Jan 24, 2017 at 4:40 AM
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    Flat four 56

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    I am very interested in this. As far as I've seen, no one else produces one.
     
  20. Feb 7, 2017 at 9:31 AM
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    02Taco4x4Trd

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    That looks really good. I have a Warn M6000 it looks to be about the same size as the Smitty so it shouldn't be a problem, I will just have to move the box/plug like you did. Mine sits on-top of the winch motor right now. If you get a chance to take some more pictures I would love to see it from a coupe different angles up close. Guess I'm going to have to start putting a little $$ away here and there so I can get one.
    Thanks,
    Joe
     

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