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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-11-2001, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Installed winch, is this too Mad Max-ish?

I got the winch done in time for the EMWF (Eastern Maine Wheel Fest) this weekend. At the same time I started adding guards as the trails are supposed to be TIGHT, lots of overgrowth. The brush guard was already there, installed by the previous owner, and it's welded to the 1/4" bumper.

Does this look too Mad Max-ish? It kinda does to me, but then again it's all function and no form. I added expanded metal to the turn signals, so they'll even survive a baseball bat (trees should pose no problems), the headlight guards I got from an electric stove someone was throwing out (nonstick coated aluminum), and you can just make out the expanded metal behind the grill. I hated seeing the faux pas (fake) expanded metal looking plastic and decided to do it right. I also mounted the winch on the front, and I'm putting the roller fairlead on tomorrow.

I'd like to hear the opinions.

Yes, the brush guard is a little low, it's due to the addition of the body lift. I'll attempt to raise it/build a better one later.

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Re: Installed winch, is this too Mad Max-ish?

Oh yeah, in my infinite wisdom, I would like to add one other thought to those of you making mods inside. Make sure it fits back out when you're done.

I added the Swampers and 2" body lift, and I need another inch to get it back out, so I'll just let the air out of the tires.

Just one of those FYI kinda things.

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i am kind of diggin the mad max bumper! Nice job getting it together.
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Re: Installed winch, is this too Mad Max-ish?

Nice bumper, Max.
As for the height, one of our armour guard trucks unloadeda truck full of bags of coins in a dockway. Couldn't get out.
Had to load half of them back in, drive out and unload all over again, Duh!
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Re: Installed winch, is this too Mad Max-ish?

It is the American (if not Australian) way to adapt with the stuff you have to build what you need.

Very functional! I like the turnsignal adaptation.

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whats wrong with Mad Max??! hehe i like, bet itll work, so theres nothing wrong with it till it fails ;-)

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Mad Max-ish ? yes. TOO Mad Max-ish? Is that even possible?! Looks great to me, got a nice "serious" look!

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jeepn looks great , if it is too big for you i will take it [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] just trying to help,
now to tease a little , i knew you had to build it heavy ( the jeeper in ya ) LOL
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