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Old 12-20-2013, 07:18 AM   #1
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Winch mounts or bumpers?

Any links,names or builders for winch bumpers or mounting systems would be appreciated. I have a 10K Id like to install on our 95 GMC van. Figure its fab time but thought Id ask the experts here.

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Old 12-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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Re: Winch mounts or bumpers?

'95 was the body style transition year. Do you have the old body style? If yes, I would recommend a skid-plate to prevent the sheet-metal sub-frame from collapsing under a winch-load. The new body style vans have a ladder-frame, so they only need reinforcement for side-loads, but should be fine for mostly straight pulls.

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Old 12-22-2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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Re: Winch mounts or bumpers?

I had a winch plate welded to my front hitch and went through the existing stock bumper for a 12k winch. Had Any Seven Offroad in San Leandro do it. Not sure where you live, but most any 4x4 shop could probably do something similar easily.

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