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Old    Travis Huber (lffreak139)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-25-2009, 10:31 PM Reply   
I've totally been wanting a winch for so long now...it's not even funny..my friend was gonna buy one with money from his fourwheeler after he sold it...but that didn't go through...we're talkin about goin half/half on one...hopefully we can find one for 1000 bux...does anyone around central Illinois (or anywhere in illinois basically) winch? I've got a boat and jet ski both but winching just looks like a freakin blast.
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-26-2009, 6:41 AM Reply   
Build one. My projected budget is $400 and it looks like I'm right on target right now. I've only used basic hand tools and free stuff. I had to buy bolts and pillow blocks so far and I'm only in it for $100 right now... check it out:
full build:
http://s474.photobucket.com/albums/rr101/lukerdl/Winch%20Build/?albumview=slideshow
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Old    CZimmerman (svt600)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-26-2009, 8:36 AM Reply   
i would build one aswell! im building mine as we speak! when im all done i should have about 500 in it! i have a welder so mine will be welded. but if you dont have a welder then bolts work the same!
Old    Travis Huber (lffreak139)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-26-2009, 9:09 AM Reply   
yeah I thought about building...my dad knows a ton of guys that could weld a frame together for me. so maybe that'd be the best path to go
Old    Dave (captain_542)      Join Date: Oct 2006       03-26-2009, 9:54 AM Reply   
heres our first try at it. metal was around 100 and was welded. 6.5hp briggs brand new was 239.99 and the misc parts for the axle and spool and fairlead was around another 150ish. so 500. we just got a torque-a-verter as well as a bigger axle and pillows which was another 250. so all spent was 750 but if we did it right the first time it would have only cost 600. do it right the first time.

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Old    Travis Huber (lffreak139)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-26-2009, 4:31 PM Reply   
that's pretty sick man. I may base mine off that idea. looks as simple as I'm going to find haha
Old    Dave (captain_542)      Join Date: Oct 2006       03-27-2009, 9:41 AM Reply   
sorry design is trademarked. pay up if ur gonna build it. kidding. good luck with it. Show us the progress
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-27-2009, 9:49 AM Reply   
I just started building my 2nd winch I love winchin' it's so much fun
Old    Travis Huber (lffreak139)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-27-2009, 11:22 AM Reply   
same here montgomery, my friend and I wanna road trip down to Florida or wherever and take the winch with us and hit every spot we find that looks good...it'd be the most epic road trip ever
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-27-2009, 12:26 PM Reply   
If anyone is interested... I got a donor motor for my winch and decided to part with the initial motor I was planning on using. 5hp briggs:
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/8/681990.html?1238178281
Old    Becky Carter (beckycarter)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-27-2009, 12:36 PM Reply   
Raequel and I winched at McKerricher beach in Fort Bragg. It was awesome.

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