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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2017, 03:07:44 PM »

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2017, 06:38:39 PM »
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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2017, 10:28:01 PM »
Very cool!

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2017, 11:07:50 AM »
I'm going to start design a tongue tool box to custom build. I'm not sure if I should make the winch to go inside like in the picture as an example or just put it on outside on top of the deck?

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2017, 02:32:17 PM »
If you need the box to be dry you have to put the winch outside. If you want the winch to last longer, put it inside...
Or make a second box/ false floor.


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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2017, 04:40:05 PM »
I got it mocked up with the 3x3x0.25" square tube and JK OEM hitch. I really like on how simple it is.

I've decided to leave the winch outside since it'll be on a cradle and not to take up space inside the tool box.

Question; I'm wondering should I bother to either flip the hitch around or use a longer receiver tube to put the hitch pin "inside" the tool box (lockable) to slow down thieves. I probably is just overthinking it.

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #51 on: November 15, 2017, 04:47:12 PM »
How about mounting the winch in a weather tight toolbox laid on it's side? Open the lid to use winch, close the lid to keep sealed from elements (no holes in the box at all).
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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #52 on: November 15, 2017, 09:13:54 PM »
Not a bad idea mark.

Conceal the pin for piece of mind if you want to store the winch on the trailer, for sure.


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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #53 on: November 16, 2017, 09:40:06 AM »
How about mounting the winch in a weather tight toolbox laid on it's side? Open the lid to use winch, close the lid to keep sealed from elements (no holes in the box at all).

Look like something like this will work nicely.


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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2017, 04:22:35 PM »
that reminds me that I should look for underbody boxes more often. that looks pretty nice.
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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2017, 04:49:06 PM »
i was looking at new flatbeds today.  illonois seems to be the place to get CM beds, 2200$ picked up, way nicer than mine (and bigger 84" CA)

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #56 on: November 16, 2017, 04:55:05 PM »
interesting. good to know for price comparison to what I'd have into refinishing mine too - but I wouldn't trust their paint job "off the lot" anyway. Nick's is already showing some rust at joints too. One summer on it.
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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #57 on: November 17, 2017, 10:22:43 PM »
Hitch welded on. Need to figure out how I'll like to mount the battery box.

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2017, 06:52:46 PM »
how big battery box?   Would it fit in the V area in front of the winch, a bit recessed between the frames.

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2017, 06:58:27 PM »
how big battery box?   Would it fit in the V area in front of the winch, a bit recessed between the frames.

It's next to the winch for now. I'm running a group 34 battery (I already have it). I'm gonna design and build a storage box to go in the tongue opening and the battery will be relocated inside of it.