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Old 1st February 2015, 01:01 PM
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Default Casper's winchbuild

I admit... Not exacly stole Dedmans wich idea's but it gave me some insperation.

I mounted a 6500lbs Max kraft (a german brand) winch on a home made winch bumper. Does it works? I don't know yet.. The day that i went to an offroad event the reverse gear died after driving 50 meters off-road. I found out that the idea of mounting a winch in the rear isn't so stupid afterall. A big lifted Mercedes G towed me away, rearwards...

They say that 1 pic say more then 1000 words, So here are some pics.
With special thanks to Dedman




the first idea, i already opened the front



winchplate with the studs



Bending the bumper using the weight of the car



Test fitting, I welded the bumper on the winchplate



I also welded 2 extra L shaped profiles so that I could mount a skidplate and welded a 6 mm thick sheet metal on the bottom just before the front crossmember for some extra protection.



On the testday, with the dead reverse gear.



With grill, I want to make the lower bolds black. But it is freezing rightnow in my garage so that is something for the spring.

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Old 1st February 2015, 08:43 PM
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Dunno about everyone else, but I'm impressed!
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Old 2nd February 2015, 12:18 AM
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Love it. It's a pity I have airbags and that that type of bullbar would be illegal on my car here.
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Old 2nd February 2015, 12:40 AM
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^ Not only illegal because of the airbags here ...

Fails the ADRs and the NSW bullbar regs at almost every turn!

I used to have an even worse one on my '68 Landcruiser!! Made out of a straight piece of 4x2" structural box section, with two long "horns" made from 2x2" at the ends. They faced forwards ...

This is why we now have (mostly) sensible laws prohibiting exactly what I had on my LC ... .
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Thats a bit harsh RB! It may not pass here for a few things but overall isn't much different from what you see on many 4WDs.

Nice job CFH
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Old 2nd February 2015, 04:21 AM
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Nice work! It looks very familiar on many counts yet some subtle differences in the design. Out of interest why did you mount the angle with the vertical section outwards?
Looks good. Im interested to know how the 6000lbs goes, 4500lbs was not enough and 9000lbs is really more than needed.
How much cable do you get on the 6000lbs winch drum? Also at a later date you may want to change to synthetic rope to reduce the weight up front as even king springs struggle a bit with the added weight.


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Fails the ADRs and the NSW bullbar regs at almost every turn!
Not that is really relevant as Casper is not in Aus but all in all I though it wasn't to bad except for, the protruding roller fairlead, cheque plate at the bottom could do with the leading edge smoothed, bottom of the number plate sticking out is not ideal and the winch engagement lever is not so good sticking up like that. Apart from that the edges are not sharp although maybe could be a tad more rounded, nothing else protrudes forwards of the profile and all in all I personally, as a pedestrian would much rather be hit by that than any 4WD with a bullbar no matter how ADR approved or otherwise it was. Just saying
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Nice build Casper !

Does the engine get enough fresh air ? Because you might need to make some holes in the front plate for better engine cooling…yeah, I know, its winter now !
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Well done Casper!
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Old 8th February 2015, 10:10 AM
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Nice work! It looks very familiar on many counts yet some subtle differences in the design. Out of interest why did you mount the angle with the vertical section outwards?
Very simple answer... it was easier to drill the holes from the outside.. .
there should be 29meters of cable on this drum. And heavy it is, the bumper is a bit too heavy. But hey i dont have to be afraid for parking damage up-front any more

@jf1sf5 this is only for the winter. The 4x4 events are so muddy now that this is preventing that the radiator gets clogged up. For the warmer periods i gonna use a plate with some openings in it.

My new gearbox isn't ready yet, so i did not have the opportunity to give it a try. For me is the big question if i need a second battery or not.
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Old 8th February 2015, 05:30 PM
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Very flash, Casper .

Can you use that Dyneema woven nylon winch rope to get the weight down a bit?

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