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Belleview Winch Rebuild... Ready To Install!

Discussion in 'Winches' started by jeeper50, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Apr 30, 2019
    jeeper50

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    Finally got off my arse and began working on my bumper to install my rebuilt Belleview winch, here's a few pics of the winch ready to go... not sure how many winches they made of these but my S/N seems to indicate they made quite a few. If anyone has production numbers I would be interested in seeing them.. 20170417_153807.jpg 20170511_140407.jpg 20180903_144305.jpg 20180903_144335.jpg 20181223_160424.jpg
     
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  2. Apr 30, 2019
    Bowbender

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    Looks good! :watch:
     
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    Focker

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  4. Apr 30, 2019
    mortten

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    Looks good. My serial is 11207964.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2019
    jeeper50

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    Started out with a 8X8 square tube cut 32"long. found out it was not enough metal height to have all the room for mounting bolts and the lower bend on the channel. Bought a 12 x 12x 16 1/4 plate off epay for a mounting plate and plan to use it instead. Just need to finish up drilling bolt holes and trimming the top angles of the 12 x 12 plate for cosmetic reasons. May cut the lower angle off the first plate and weld it on top otf the new bumper for a stiffener. Guess I need to do a mock up to which I like better. The plasma cutter is at another jeep buddies house so it sounds like time for a road trip. 20181223_160524.jpg 20181231_155536.jpg 20181231_155536.jpg 20181231_155603.jpg
     
  6. May 1, 2019
    jeeper50

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    Bolted on my fairlead after cutting hole thru new channel bumper for it. This morn gathered up some hardware to bolt the bumper plate to winch so I could layout the cable hole so the cable will not rub or hit the edge while using winch. i may have the lower winch mount bolt holes drilled into the bumper and make up some tube 20190501_093933.jpg 20190501_085901.jpg spacers to fit between mounting plate and rear of bumper.
     
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  7. May 1, 2019
    fesser

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    Can't wait to see how this turns out. Is there a rule of thumb about where the hole for the fairlead is situated in relation to the cable drum? What I mean is, is the hole in the mount centered on the horizontal centerline of the winch cable drum, or is it cheated toward the side that the cable unwraps off the drum?
     
  8. May 1, 2019
    jeeper50

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    Not that I have found, i am not centering the fairlead on the winch spool but "cheating it" as you say to the lower side for this particular winch. with the winch being bolted to the rear side of the bumper and the fairlead bolted to the front of the bumper. Bumper is 2" deep channel and using the adult bev calculator that I have says the rear cutout must be larger vertically than the front hole for the fairlead with the width slightly more than the winch spool. I think the ratio is two beers per hour for the hole to be designed. Safety first of course, no beer during the actual cut though.
     
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  9. May 2, 2019
    jeeper50

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    I think I'm gonna add some extra cuts on the front plate to kinda mimic the pic of the "Gas Station jeep. Just a rectangular plate is boring, maybe something like this or maybe straight cuts instead of the dog bone look...hmmm. I was wrong it was 3 beers per hour today

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    How about something like this?
    FYI- Oh the old channel bumper I had was from Bethehem Steel and had their logo rolled into the inside. Bet this new piece is some Chinese steel.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2019
  10. May 5, 2019
    fesser

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    Maybe the dogbone idea would look better if you could make the curves the same radius as the curves at the bottom (or top) of the grill slats.
     

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