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Old 07-21-2010, 02:37 AM
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Default how to install a winch?

i just got a winch from a friend and im not sure how to mount it. Do i have to get a brush guard or a front hidden hitch? i was trying to look into a brush guard but it seems like they dont make any for an 87 so id have to fab one..
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:56 PM
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Default Re: how to install a winch?

You need a front reciever hitch, or a brush guard, that is winch ready. Or You will have to make a custom winch mount.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: how to install a winch?

ive been looking for a brush guard for a while and i cant find one that will fit an 87 and i don't know if other years will match. Any sites you know that sell for my year or what years are the same as mine?
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: how to install a winch?

you can do something like in this thread:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/fabri...ch-bumper.html
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: how to install a winch?

Im having my neighbor make me one out of an I beam ill post pics when its done
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