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Winch in stock bumper?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by defleppardsg, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Dec 20, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    defleppardsg

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    Does anyone know of a thread that shows how to mount a winch on/underneath a stock bumper?

    Is this structurally sound? Does it require a ton of modification besides cutting out the plastic on the bumper?

    Saw this pic on another thread

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  2. Dec 20, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    That guy used a front mount reciever to mount the winch on top to do that. And i believe he also made a winch plate to go on top lf the reciever.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    ^Yes...I actually PM'd him about this a long time ago before i got my bumper and thats all he said he did plus he sent me a full write up for it...ill try to go back and find it in my 650+ PMs
     
  4. Dec 20, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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  5. Dec 21, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    Look at build!
    The winch is mounted to a front bumper hitch
    The bumper hitch is a Curt made for the Frt of a Tacoma, fit up pretty easy, got it off of E-bay, they sell them other places on the web also.

    I started by buying a 10000lbs winch and receiver mounting plate from Harbor Freight. Here is link to a test of a harbor freight 9000lbs winch
    http://www.moabjeeper.com/articles/g...?articleID=353

    Pictures/ other peoples work
    http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...0and lights/

    http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=125282

    http://www.landroverworld.org/forums...7328#post91632

    So I cut the tube off the receiver plate and mounted the winch to the receiver plate. I took my bumper and tupperware off and set it on top of the Curt receiver. I measured and studied waited a few days and decided on two plates with gussets welded to the receiver. There are 4 studs welded to the two plates. The studs were drilled and welded to the two plates from the bottom. Then the plates were welded to the receiver. This was a problem area compromise since the 4 bolts on the back of the two plates on the reciever could not be thru bolted because of the skid plate clearance.

    There is not a lot more to tell, the plate is the same thickness as the gusset or brace on the Curt (3/16). The Curt was made to be used on the front. The plate for the winch mount is a reciever mount that I cut the tube off of. The 8 studs on the plate I would use larger ones if I was making this again, I thru drilled 4 1/2 in dia bolts to beef up the mount and to make up for the 8 studs. The welded plate is 3/16 over hang off the back of the Curt to keep from interferring with the skid plate and still get the winch as far back as possible. The solenoid fit on top of motor. You can access the clutch and plug the remote thru the tupperware.

    Before you do any welding set the winch in place and study the interferences. Put the Bumper and tupperware on and test fit before welding. When I assembled it after welding I mounted the tupperware to the bumper and mounted the bumper and tupper assembled. There is not much clearance to assemble the tupperware after you mount the bumper. If you need to work on the winch it is 6 bolts to remove the bumper and tupper together.
     
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    Just found it on ebay for $130.00 im stoked!!!
    I've been looking for a way to have a front receiver so i can swap the winch basket front to rear when needed.
    Thanks for all the info!
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  8. Jun 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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  9. Oct 3, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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    Hi Chad, I was glad to sea your post on mounting your winch. I'd been wondering if that would work. I've been studying your post trying to get a picture in my head of how you did it.

    Does the bottom of the winch itself set level with the top of the cross member of the Curt?

    What size winch do you have, the Badlands 9,000?

    Did you just basically study it out and fabricate it so that it would be at the right height for the cable to come through the opening in the Tupperware? I'd sure like to see some pictures of it if you have any, especially before you put the bumper back on. Thanks
     
  10. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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    To add a little more info to this, I have have a Curt Front mount receiver and it was the best $150 bucks I've spent. I wanted to ability to add a small winch on the fly that I could keep in my truck and not have to spend $800 - $1000 on an off road bumper. Plus I wanted a clean un modified look and this Curt receiver is PERFECT. It tucks up nicely under the front valence. It also gives me the ability to move things around from a different approach with a better viewing angle. I don't mud or doing any rock crawling, but i do live on a lake and i am frequently out on lake bed and sand bars where trucks get stuck all the time. Here are a few pics of it mounted on my truck.


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