I finally got around to taking the warn winch my dad gave me off the chev winch bumper. In the process 3 of the 4 bolts broke off[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]. The one I did get out was on the side opposite the gears. I was also able to drill the nut and split it with a chisel and then drill a hole in the stud and use an easy out to remove it. The fun started on the gear side of the winch. There isn't access to drill the square nuts and split them on this side. I tried drilling the stud and using an easy out but I succeded in breaking off the easy out[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img].
The problems are the nuts fit into a grooved slot so the nut and stud won't slide straight through and the housing is aluminum so using a torch is out. I haven't taken apart a winch before and was wondering how hard it is? I supose this would be a good time to fix anything or replace anything worn?? Is there somewhere I can find info on how to take the winch apart and rebuild it?
I guess the saying "the best things in life are free" only applies a little![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]
The happiest people don't have the best of everything
They just make the best of everything