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Old 04-28-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hi-lift jack mounts and license plate mounted on winch cover

This project I did last January, it works great for me. I have driven hundreds of miles of washboards and has never loosened up.





For each mount I took 2-large nuts, I believe 7/8" that measured 1 1/4" across, from flat to flat. Then pressed them over a 1/2" all-thread coupling and welded them together. Also weld the ends, careful not to weld the threads on one end.
Cut one piece of flat bar 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" long. and one piece 2 1/4" long. Take the 3 1/2" piece and drill two 3/8" holes, one top and one bottom. Plug weld a threaded stud (I cut the hex head off bolts ) in each hole. Weld the 2 1/4" piece of flat bar onto the 3 1/2" to separate the jack handle from the jack. When I mounted the 2 mounts I used a piece of 1/4" flat bar as a backup plate.




Bend a piece of 1/4" x 1 1/2" into a "C" so it's about 3 1/2" long. Drill 3/8" holes the same as the jack mount and plug weld 3/8" studs in the holes. Drill a hole large enough to fit a padlock in a piece of 1/2" round stock and weld it to the "C". Bolt it in. No need for a backup plate.
Make sure you have enough room to latch the winch door.




It's pretty much straight forward on how I mounted the license plate to the Warn Winch cover. Please don't hesitate ask questions.

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Old 04-28-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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Re: Hi-lift jack mounts and license plate mounted on winch cover

Woody, I just lost my winch fairlead cover....what keeps yours on? Is there a pin or something to keep it secured? I really like how you did the mount.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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Re: Hi-lift jack mounts and license plate mounted on winch cover

Dave,

In the pictures, you see the piece of 1/2" all thread with the hole in it. I snap the cover on and then I hook a short bungie to the all thread and hook the other end of the bungie to the top cross bar on the winch.

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Re: Hi-lift jack mounts and license plate mounted on winch cover

I looked at a way to keep someone from taking my cover off. As long as it fits secure and can't be pulled off I'm Ok with that. Jerks already stole one of mine. I thought of something similar to what you did but extend the bolt through into the winch box and pin it. Not too sure about a bunji in my neighborhood. Thanks.
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Re: Hi-lift jack mounts and license plate mounted on winch cover

That seems to be an adequate number of pics!

Nice mount. Problem is that when some object or event jars the fairlead cover and it falls, you may never see it and your license plate again.
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Re: Hi-lift jack mounts and license plate mounted on winch cover

My fear is someone pulling on it and it stretches, plus bunji's rot out. I'm probably over reacting to it but I don't want to be pulled over for missing a plate. My guess is a bunji would work fine but I'd just feel better if it's pinned. I really like that the handle can point down which would normally block the plate. Gonna have to think on this one. Also I'm not a fabricator like Woody so I'd have to get someone to make the brackets....nice job Woody.
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Re: Hi-lift jack mounts and license plate mounted on winch cover

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That seems to be an adequate number of pics!

Nice mount. Problem is that when some object or event jars the fairlead cover and it falls, you may never see it and your license plate again.
The bungie is short and quite tight. Falling off was one of my concerns. In the last two months I have traveled over several hundred miles through out Death Valley and it has never budged.
Dabeb is concerned about someone steeling it. When you try to pull it out to get to the bungie, the hook on the bungie hangs up inside.

Thanks for the questions,
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