Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Here's my mount. A buddy and I built this in an afternoon about 25 years ago, and it's been solid as a rock ever since. The flat pieces are 1/4" hot-rolled, and the angle iron is a very stout piece of 2 X 3/8. The details probably won't fit your winch, but the principals are good if they can be applied.
You can see how the load gets passed from the winch to the angle iron, from it to the side plates, and from them directly into the frame. There should never be much side load, but what there is goes from the angle to the side plates, and immediately to the triangular gussets and into the base plate.
The fairlead bolts to the base plate, although it could have been bolted to the angle. I've also incorporated a tow hook and towbar attachments into the side plates, and mount auxiliary lights on the angle.
Last edited by Jim_Lou; 05-03-2009 at 11:04 AM.