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That's much nicer :thumbsup:
 



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And the plot thickens...

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Warn M8000 Winch

Got it for $50 from a customer tonight cuz he needed gas for his rig (I work at a gas station)

How would I test it?
 






sweet deal!!
 






tested it tonight and it works... a little bit loud but i can tear it apart and rebuild it.
 






So i don't know if anyone caught it but i drew up a rear bumper the first time, front the second. Lol

Question; how do i wire up a solenoid pack for this winch. I plan on internal switches only, on my dash. I know i need 4 solenoids 2 in and 2 out. Any diagrams or pics would help
 






So i don't know if anyone caught it but i drew up a rear bumper the first time, front the second. Lol

Question; how do i wire up a solenoid pack for this winch. I plan on internal switches only, on my dash. I know i need 4 solenoids 2 in and 2 out. Any diagrams or pics would help


really good info here, the diagram you want is in post #15

http://frontrange4x4.com/forums/sho...ding-Parts-Information-Diagrams-Testing-Sites
 






Looks cool man. Like said above yer local steel shop will have receiver tubing...2.5"x2.5" 1/4" wall. Make sure it doesn't have a seam inside or your hitch won't slide into it. Kind of spendy but you will only need a foot. I tend to overbuild **** but on my rear bumpers I like to weld reinforcing tubes going back to the frame at an angle to make sure nothing ever goes anywhere. A good idea if you plan on getting yanked out of a sticky situation, especially if it is at a side angle...
 






Thanks for the tip
 






Progress!!

Started out as...

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and then...

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and then...

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and then...

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and then...

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and then...

and then...

NO MORE AND THEN...
 












should I stick weld the main points and then is mig ok for the rest?
 






Well front is almost done. Pics in a bit
 






making progress...

tacked...

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Burned in, mostly grinded...

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dude that is looking sweet!!

I cant wait for the snow to melt here so I can get started on doing this same thing to my truck. Of course with 40" of fresh white stuff over the past 2 weeks it will be a while..
 






looks bad azz cant wait to see the rear
 






bumper in front only weighs in about 75-90lbs. rear is 100+.

more front pics...

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Not fully mounted, just set up to get bolt hole locations, etc...

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logo'd (lol) my initials, ranch style

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New rear pics...

the rear is 6" wider to fit my flares and protect my rear quarters

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Are you going to powder coat or just rattle can em
 






Roll on bedliner would look great on them.
 






spray on bedliner is a possibility, 8 bucks a can... hides minor blemishes too.

its almost done, i just have to burn 4 welds in and then grind it all down to make it perty. should i use a flap disc or go old school and shape it with a grinder? i have 80 160 and i think 320.
 



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start out with the grinder and then finish it up with the fine flap disc. It will come out looking baby butt smooth. You will also want to rough up the entire surface with the flap disc to remove any rust and pickling so your primer coat adheres the best.
 






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