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8274 Warn Winch

Discussion in 'Winches' started by Renegade ll, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Aug 12, 2019
    CJRob33914

    CJRob33914 New Member

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    Sorry about the multiple posts.....
    I’m most concerned about the front to back depth. On other Jeeps with the same mount and winch they are typically mounted on top of the bumper to the front edge...
    In those setups the winch looks very close to the grill. Did you extend the frame?
    Thanks again
     
  2. Aug 12, 2019
    cayenne

    cayenne Member

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    Searchers 4wd has a mount plate. I bought one for moving my 8274 lower for the thru bumper mount. I haven’t done it yet, but from the measurements it will be tight between the winch and the grill.

    Warn 8274 Winch Mount
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2019
    CJRob33914

    CJRob33914 New Member

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    Great!!!
    They have 2 versions. Lol plain and fancy. Lol
    I guess I need to call them

    $20 and $30
     
  4. Aug 12, 2019
    cayenne

    cayenne Member

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    I got the fancy! I figured it was alittle wider which would spread the force out alittle more on the bumper...plus it’s rare I can afford something fancy.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2019
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    Howdy neighbor!
     
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  6. Aug 13, 2019
    Renegade ll

    Renegade ll Member

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    Rob I will take some pics and post them on here.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2019
    '74Renegade

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    Nice! I can hardly make one for that price. Any idea why the extra cutout on the fancy version?
     
  8. Aug 15, 2019
    Renegade ll

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    I have added a few close up pics. The top photo shows the winch bracket with supports. The second, third and fourth show the 1/4" plate steel welded in between the winch plate and the inside of the bumper. The last pic shows that the winch bracket is flush with the bottom of the bumper.

     
  9. Aug 17, 2019
    willys59cj5

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    Nice work. I’m about to do the same installation on my ‘59. Do you mind sending a picture of the clearance between the grill and winch.
     
  10. Aug 18, 2019
    Renegade ll

    Renegade ll Member

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    I eneded up with a little over an 1".
     
  11. Aug 19, 2019
    BJHitson60

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    Nice job! I would like to see some pictures of your Saginaw installation as I would like to follow this set up. Did you go through the front crossmember with the steering shaft? Must have changed the front dump manifold out as well? Thx.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2019
    Lockman

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    I Think the Fairlead thru the bumper is a Mint Idea ! Really Cool look'n.
     
  13. Aug 29, 2019
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    Looks similar to how I mounted my M8274.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Sep 2, 2019
    cayenne

    cayenne Member

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    Well i finally got mine mounted through the bumper. Ended up with about 1/4” between winch and grill. The bumper is in about stock position and using the 1/4” fancy plate from searchers. Looks a lot cleaner than when I had it above the bumper.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2019
    cayenne

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    Hopefully I attached photos correctly showing the finished product using the Searchers "fancy" plate. I use the little cut out as a hook point to keep the hook from dangling. The clearance between the winch motor and the grill is very tight.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Nov 21, 2019
    WestCoastPat

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    Next to the last picture-One of the bolts seems to be missing that bolts your recovery blocks to the frame-maybe because the Saginaw box is in the way?
     
  17. Nov 21, 2019
    cayenne

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    Oh you saw that did you?
    Yes, I have a gusseted plate welded to the end of the frame that bolts to. I forgot to weld a nut back there before I put the saginaw box on, and after 45 minutes of trying to line a nut up with a small magnet stick, I gave up. The thought of cutting a head off and gluing it on has crossed my mind.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2019
    WestCoastPat

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    I kinda figured something like that. Heck-3 bolts will probably hold anyway.
     

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