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Home-Built Sliders and Hidden Winch Mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Benson X, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Aug 4, 2012 at 5:52 AM
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    lowinhz

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    Check with advanced auto they have 2 gauge for about 2 bucks a foot bulk buy as much or little as needed. I wired a plug front and back for my hitch winch
     
  2. Aug 4, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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    great job +1 for you
     
  3. Aug 4, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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    Very good work man! The winch mount is clean.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    DAMN good job man hidden winch looks sick.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    We don't have any in WA. O'Reilly's, AutoZone, Napa, Cut-Rate, or Parts Plus. None of them carry "good" bulk wiring.

    Interstate Batteries has some 2/0 for $4.80/ft. and Pacific Welding supply has it for $3.96/ft. I will eventually relocate it in the future, just don't want to spend $100+ right now on it.

    Thanks y'all. Hopefully it will inspire some ideas for some of you. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Oct 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    That's a pretty good idea for the winch mount. I used to weld a lot of armor for military trucks, and there is quite a bit of aluminum used on them. So many people underestimate the strength of aluminum, but when the right grade of aluminum is welded properly, it's just as durable as steel. Awesome job!
     
  7. Feb 28, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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    Hell yeah Stephen, no problem :thumbsup:

    I didn't know Warn was selling their plate mount separately now...that's probably why they stopped including the DIY instructions in their user manuals :mad:

    I wish you the best of luck on your mount, and let me know if I can help out at all. I'm stoked to see how it turns out on your 2012!

    Good luck man ! :cheers:
     
  8. Mar 2, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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    Ben,

    Really like what you have done to your Taco, it provides me with inspiration for my own. I really like that it is completely off road ready but still very stock looking. I have been wanting to do a winch set up for years and did not want the bigger bumper to go with it so I find your solloutin to be exactly what I am looking for.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    Thanks for the feedback man. I wish I had a diagram to post up, but all of our notes/measurements ended up in the trash (it was mostly chicken-scratch anyway). Check out my other write-ups in my build thread. There's a handful of them: heated mirrors, engine bay LEDs, hidden CB, horn relocate, DIY HiLift and tool mounts and more

    :thumbsup:
     
  10. Mar 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    ^^^turned out great man! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jun 27, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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    I love this forum, so much win! This is awesome and i'm inspired.. thanks for sharing!
     
  12. Jun 27, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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    Hell yeah brother!!! That's what TW is all about....well, that, and a few shenanigans and chiding, but I'm sure you're used to that by now.

    Let me know if you have any ???s when you start making your own :thumbsup:
     
  13. Jun 28, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    Once my warranty is up i'm going start doing more invasive mods and i'll def take you up on that! Thanks for the offer chief!
     
  14. Oct 1, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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    Hey is there anyway to get you to make another one of those winch mounts?
     
  15. Oct 1, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    PM'd
     
  16. Oct 23, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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  17. Oct 23, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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    PM'd :thumbsup:
     
  18. Nov 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    What were the price for materials?

    I've been tossing this idea around for a couple years and just havetn pulled the trigger.

    Extremely well done work. I'd be interested if you want to pop out a couple for market research sake. :)
     
  19. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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    Honestly, the 1/4" alum. sheet was under $100, but I ended up paying my uncle in-law pretty generously for his work.

    If you have the time/resources I would definitely go with this route, it has served me well and saved myself and others from some sticky situations multiple times. Plus, it just looks good :)

    I will also send you a PM with more info. :cheers:
     
  20. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    Are you still using this as your winch mount or did you swap to a plate bumper? How well did it hold up would you say?
     
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