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ridgerunnerseoinc 01-31-2012 10:54 AM

Front 2" Receiver Mount for Winch
 
Going to weld up a front 2" receiver that will attach to the tow hook frame mounting area. I need a place to put my winch (only when I'm stuck) on the front. The winch will have a homemade cradle and will plug into the front or rear 2" receivers as needed. I chose this front mounting point for 2 reasons. 1) It should be strong enough because of it mounting to the frame where the tow hooks are suppose to go. 2) I have a plow mount on the truck now and it takes up the space on the frame where a store bought front mount would go. Also will put D-rings or tow hooks on both sides of the mount. So... what does everyone think?

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t.../rambumper.jpg

ridgerunnerseoinc 01-31-2012 10:59 AM

Just noticed that I can see myself in the chrome bumper :LOL:

Here is a pic of the frame mounting area

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t...pertowhook.jpg

mr.lopar 01-31-2012 11:56 PM

how thick is the mounting plates? looking at the holes in the second pic it dont look very thick :dunno:

ridgerunnerseoinc 02-01-2012 08:54 AM

It's thicker than it looks in the pics. maybe 1/8-3/16". I figured if they put the tow hooks there to pull the thing out when stuck, it should be good enough to self recovery. The plow mount underneath already strenghtens the frame by linking both rails together with very thick steel, with the additional bracket I'm building it will only make it stronger.

IH Scout Driver 02-01-2012 03:16 PM

This was done over at the cummins forum. See below link for details!

Thats: http://www.cummins *remove* forum.com/forum/2010-general-discussion/331801-receiver-winch-mount.html

Remove the *remove* and spaces to get it to work.

ridgerunnerseoinc 02-01-2012 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IH Scout Driver (Post 710575)
This was done over at the cummins forum. See below link for details!

Thats: http://www.cummins *remove* forum.com/forum/2010-general-discussion/331801-receiver-winch-mount.html

Remove the *remove* and spaces to get it to work.

This is exactly what I had envisoned in my mind. Thank you! Gonna get it started next week. IH Scout Driver I owe you a beer my friend!:smiley_thumbs_up:

ridgerunnerseoinc 02-16-2012 09:11 AM

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t...treceiver3.jpg

ridgerunnerseoinc 02-16-2012 09:14 AM

Got er done!
http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t...treceiver1.jpg

ridgerunnerseoinc 02-16-2012 09:15 AM

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t...treceiver2.jpg

Wizza 02-16-2012 10:22 PM

Good job, have thought about doing that too.


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