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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-14-2004, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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JUst bought an 8274

But.. I had a site bookmarked on my old computer which was all about setting up cable and such.. anyone know of a site?

Did a qucik search but turned up nothing.

I have to wire this thing and then fab a cable.
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How about THIS ?
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Nope but I already read that too [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

It's a page that has definitions and diagrams on how to setup a winch cable.
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What kind of setup are you looking for? I just hook it into the drum, put the other end on an anchor up a hill, and winch the Jeep up until the drum is full. Steering back and forth to keep the lays tight against each other, of course.
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Thanks Jim..

I was looking for a site or maybe a photocopy of the original manual.

Just wanted info on building the line.. and winding it on the drum.. winch procedure and safety that kind of stuff.

Up until now I just grabed the cabe on the front of someone elses Jeep and ran wiht it to the tree.

Now I realise it takes alot of prep and maintenance to make it so that winch works when its needed to.
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1. Dave, thanks for that link...
2. I'd not seen that one..
3. And spent half the night,
4. Downloadin' and saving the page!
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I would say that the first thing you should do now that you have a new winch is go out and get a winch kit, or put one together yourself. One of the biggest keys to safety is to have the correct equipment. If you have the right equipment then the chances of getting hurt, or damaging your new winch far reduce.
www.4wd.com sells a very complete winch kit. And try a search here for winch safety. I can recall reading a few very informative posts here.
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Infernozx: have you seen billavistas winching article on the pirate board?
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Re: Winch

Thats the one I was looking for... thanks.

I'm in the process of building a winch kit..

And now have some more questions.

Anyone got pictures or info on how to attach the wire to the drum?

Also.. as shown on the Pirate4x4 site..there are many ways to put an end on the line.

Is the 2 or 3 u-bolt looking clips a decent solution? or do I need to have a shop put on a compression fitting thing.

Also.
Whats everyone here's oppinon on hooks vs. shackles?
I always figured "hook" but the guy I bought the winch from just had a big shackle instead.. seems like a good idea.. I mean.. It's gotta be better for attaching the line to a tree-saver/sling/truck/ everything else.. right?
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