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    Default A cheap and easy way to mount a winch to a CUCV

    I made a video to share with y'all on how I made this cheap winch mount for my CUCV. Hope it helps!


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    Nice mount. I actually saw your truck on rt. 38 in Moorestown about a month ago. Cool truck!

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    I've thought about doing the same for a winch mount. How do you like that winch? I see them on sale a lot and keep milling over getting one.
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    Have you put any side loading on it?
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    Non standard parts in CUCV?
    You offend against the pure OEM design!
    Evaluate self! Reflect and repent!

    Or... maybe not.

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    That's ingenious! Thanks for the video!
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    Thats a great idea. I was wondering about side loading as well. The TM says to only use one anchor point when in recovery situation. I'm guessing this is to avoid twisting the frame? Your setup could be fine because the winch plate spreads the load between the two points. In any case if you need it a winch you can only use to pull straight is better than none. Thanks for the video!

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    Would need additional bracing for side loading for sure.
    Great idea for straight pulls only.
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    Is this meant for farm use or off-road use? Seems quick and easy for farm use but big and bulky for any sort of off-roading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikemtb999 View Post
    Is this meant for farm use or off-road use? Seems quick and easy for farm use but big and bulky for any sort of off-roading.
    I can't see any smaller winch being adequate for off-roading.
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    Evaluate self! Reflect and repent!

    Or... maybe not.

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    I don't mean to poo poo anybody's idea's, but "cheaper & easier"? I get the draw of wanting to utilize the lift shackles on a CUCV. But it would be much cheaper, and about the same effort, to mount the winch hidden behind the bumper. And you wouldn't have to worry about those (Badlands) winches getting wet, or go missing.

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