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Farrrkin Spare winch replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by megawisdumb, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Nov 24, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    megawisdumb

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    Acquired a new spare winch 4 my rusted out POS. When I got in position to remove it I realized the screws twist upward into the bed body. Please tell me you dont have to remove the whole crossbeam to get to this F%$!#E@SRE!!! ............................................................ Any advice is welcome. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    I just took my truck back to the dealer to get a new spare tire assembly installed this past Monday. They replaced my frame a couple weeks ago and at that time it was backordered...If I remember correctly he said they had to pull the bed back off to install it.

    Happy thanksgiving to you! What am I thankfull for??? That the dealer replaced my frame and everything else for free :woot:
     
  3. Nov 24, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    I got a new frame also but some sadtistic mechanic decided to the leave the rusted ball of steel which is also know as the spare tree winch. I think I can just remove this cross member to reach it but that is going to be a chore. On another note, I've got a new bummer on the way but when they replaced the frame they actually bolted up the swiss cheese rusted bummer to the new frame. The bummer bolt supports can be moved 1-2 inches eitheway due to rust.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:12 AM
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    he is asking about the spare tire "winch".


    OP, im not sure..i looked at it briefly as i wanted to cut it out and weld it onto my future bed rack. But it did look like you'd have to remove the cross member..
     
  5. Nov 25, 2011 at 3:41 AM
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    Removing a bed to get at a winch....Ummm:boink:
     
  6. Nov 25, 2011 at 4:32 AM
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    So the collective advice is that I’ll need to relocate the bed to get to this old winch so I can fondle a virgin winch then place the bed on her. I knew they called it Black Friday for some reason.
     
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