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winch

That's a sweet rig. I can just picture the bed full of horns and hooves. Are you going to put a winch on it? I drive a 2000 F350 crew cab/short bed. It's great, a former forest service truck. I've thought about putting on a winch. What would you guys recommend?

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If you are serrious about a

If you are serrious about a winch then the only one to get is a 12,000lb one.  You want one that will drag twice the weight of your truck.  Now comes the decision on weather to get a hydrolic or a electric.  If you figure that you can keep the engine running then the hydrolic is the way to go, but if you see yourself flooding the engine then a electric may be best.  If electric you really need a second battery and if your truck is a diesel then a third battery dedicated to the winch only. 

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work

Did the first bits of work on Big Blue this weekend.  Pulled and ordered all new sway bar bushing F/R, got new Rancho 5000 shocks for the rear, new wipers and pulled a taligate from the junkyard.  The bushings and shocks were the biggest priorities.

 

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I'll still make you a nice

I'll still make you a nice deal on a Warn 8000lb winch and home made bumper if it will fit on your truck.  I had it on my 84 so the frame diminisions should be the same but if not and you know someone that welds it can be made to fit. 

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offer

Thanks for the offer but my plan is now to get a front mount receiver and get a 12,000 pounder

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Last weekend got in the front

Last weekend got in the front end receiver (Warn 25852) and installed it. Went in pretty dang easily and I did it without a second pair of hands. All I had to do was remove the charcoal box, install and the replace box. Fits very well too. All you see from the front is the receiver tube with the Warn cover on it, nothing hangs down. Going prongy hunting this weekend with my little truck and will get the cradle and winch when I return. Going back and forth between the Warn 10k and 12k. Will also get a snatch block to go with it.

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