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    I was hoping folks would post pics of your front winch mounts. Along with any commentary about what works and what doesn't. Hydro, electric, and PTO.
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    Ken could you be a little more specific? do you want to see a 5 ton hydraulic winch, a PTO driven Deuce Winch or the 12 volt electric winch on my 4 wheeler? We all have tons of winches what do you want to see?
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    Hopefully he means CUCV.
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    Over the past 50 years I have had several GM trucks with front winches, all of them mounted on big heavy ugly aftermarket bumpers. On my bucket list is to have a behind-the-bumper 24-volt electric, and power it from the 24V cable to the slave outlet. I envision mounting the winch between the frame rails under the radiator support, with the fairlead plate right up behind the CUCV bumper so that the exterior fairlead is mounted onto the license plate area and strong. I also am hearing some positive things about nylon rope being used in lieu of steel rope. I guess if additional strength is required, you could double the rope through a pulley. I did an internet search and found a few photos -
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    I was hoping for pics and ideas for front winches on a CUCV. Any electric , hydro, or pto drivin. In the 80's I had a PTO on a 77 K20 so I know they are out there. I too would like to go behind the bumper. I am hoping to keep as much of a approach angle as possible. I have a few hills to climb. I currently have a hyd winch for a Humvee. But I don't know yet if I want to use it for my 1028 or my 998. What did yall use for mounts and can you post some pics of them?
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    In the 70s Vic Hickey created the Sidewinder winch. They are a rare and sought out commodity. Only available in 12V, they are ideal for hidden mounting. Mounting kits are like hens teeth but can be fabricated. I have one in the basement for a future project.
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    Go to post #264 in this thread. https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...Go-Again/page7
    You will see Mike's take on a bumper mount that was tastefully done.
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    Yet another on my radar. https://www.rlcweldfab.com/collectio...ucks-1973-1987

    I think this could compliment the CUCV if you added the factory brush guard. I had querried them on one of these to mount my MRAP winch on my CUCV. They have one with a bigger box that would work. They will also build out the shackel mounts to fit the CUCV shackels.
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    Thanks for the Info Kenny, That last link looks pretty sweet. I have a spare CUCV grill guard. I might go that route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken View Post
    Thanks for the Info Kenny, That last link looks pretty sweet. I have a spare CUCV grill guard. I might go that route.
    No worries Kenny. I've not pulled the plug on ordering one yet. I'm thinking the 18,000# winch might be too much winch.
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