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Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:57 pm
by Tojo
DeliTan wrote:
stever1000 wrote:
DeliTan wrote:Cheapo come-a-longs are crap.

Google Tirfor for the real deal

john
Those Tirfor's look amazing! Are they available locally in Canada?
If you have too much money or are suspending live loads, or over live loads, buy a new one. Acklands sell them.
If you just want a good tool to pull your van out of the ditch; Ebay has lots. Keep in mind it might be a storage problem. Cable is usually greasy...

Awesome tool, tho. Wish I kept one before I retired.

john

Tirfor's are a very handy tool. I bought one from Wesco Industries in Burnaby, BC (http://www.wescovan.com/ ). Image below. 4000lbs capacity, uses 11.5 mm wire. Also picked up a Campbell Chain, shackles, wire rope and straps. They have a lot of good stuff and prices are decent: http://www.wescovan.com/products.asp
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Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:12 pm
by johnghaley
I have a winch mounted to my L400. Its a 9500 lb winch. I have used a couple of time so far his summer. It is a big job to build the mounts and get everything properly placed, but for me its worth it. I have to agree that you can save a lot of money by just using a come-along, but I did not want to give up the space on the interior of my van to store it.
John H

Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:47 pm
by stever1000
johnghaley wrote:I have a winch mounted to my L400. Its a 9500 lb winch. I have used a couple of time so far his summer. It is a big job to build the mounts and get everything properly placed, but for me its worth it. I have to agree that you can save a lot of money by just using a come-along, but I did not want to give up the space on the interior of my van to store it.
John H
Could you post a few pictures of how you mounted it?

Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:23 pm
by johnghaley
I will get some pictures up of it. I just need to fire out how to resize and upload them.
John H

Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:23 pm
by johnghaley
This is the final product. I had the solenoids mounted behind the front body work so it would be out of sight and it won't interfere with the airflow through the radiator. I also have the winch operations switched in the cab too. I was after a clean look that didn't reduce the angle of approach.
John

Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:41 am
by stever1000
Wow that sure looks slick! Could you snap a picture of the mount to the frame too? What model of winch is that?
Awesome!

Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:53 am
by macro
Yeah, that looks really, really good. I would also love to see the mounting bracket. For ease of uploading, I find Photobucket the most straightforward for me.

Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:04 pm
by johnghaley
There are three points of attachment on each side. I used the bolt pattern from the steel tube bumper and I had a shims manufactured to fit inside the two tow loops. I hope this helps.
John H

Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:24 pm
by johnghaley
I hope this will help
John H

Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:03 pm
by FalcoColumbarius
Awesome mod. I'm moving this thread from L400 Tech to Delica Modifications. Nice work, John.

Falco.

Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:08 am
by Krazyistkarl
Excellent work John! Do you have templates available?

Re: Front winch mount options

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:34 pm
by majormalfunction
What is the best front hitch for a 94 deli?

E&H in Surrey is able to it
They are doing mine tomorrow
$650 + tax installed!!

Front winch mount options

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:02 pm
by msimps
Anyone have one of these yet? Genius! I'll be trading in my come along soon!

http://www.bushwinch.com.au


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Front winch mount options

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:48 am
by pajerry
For that kind of money, buy a winch. That looks useless with open diffs and has a very limited angle to pull. Not to mention too much stress on your drivetrain.

Front winch mount options

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:44 pm
by msimps
pajerry wrote:For that kind of money, buy a winch. That looks useless with open diffs and has a very limited angle to pull. Not to mention too much stress on your drivetrain.
Apparently they still work with open diffs? I'll try to find the link. But yes the price is a bit of a barrier for what it is.


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