Moveing gear lever on a winch

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:04
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Evening all,
Yesterday Members Borgy & Littleborgy came round and gave me a hand to fit a winch to the Nissan.

I already have a Nissan winch bar on the front of the trol so it was just a matter of bolting it up with the four bolt holes in the front of the bar to the mounting points on the winch, they all lined up so it should fit hey.

Well after looking at it a couple of months back that wasn't the case, that would mean the gear lever on the winch would be right around the back and in a very awkward place to select either free spool or in modes.

It was then thought to make a cradle for the winch like S.A. member Trevor M has done, that way the lever would be in the up position, with the mounting bolts facing down.

Then decided to try and see if it was possible to turn the whole housing where the lever is, around to a more suitable position. After pulling the housing off, in behind the drum sides are about 12 alan key bolts. They were undone and the housing was turned. In all it took about 15 mins.

Done, just like that.

I hope that all makes sense for you all, cos it does for me :) I didn't think to take any pics during the operation otherwise I would post some.

The winch is a Chinese cheapie that hopefully do the job as it will very rarely be used. It is also my old mans winch which he has lent me before I go to Tassie at the end of this month. I just gotta either give it back or make sure I buy him one before he goes to Cape York next year. Most likely the later.


Cheers Luke
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Reply By: Nick R (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:20

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:20
Had to do the same for my Ironman winch putting it into a patrol bar
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:23

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:23
Mine too Luke
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Follow Up By: Member - Luke (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:39

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:39
I couldn't believe how easy it was to do. I thought it would be a major operation like pulling all the cable off and almost totally stripping it.

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Reply By: Member - Littleborgy (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:34

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:34
Luke,

Did u check those bolts on the fairlead/rollers? Don't want you blaming me incase they fall off! LMAO

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Follow Up By: Member - Luke (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:41

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:41
No mate

I gotta have someone else to blame don't I. I can't blame myself

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Follow Up By: Member - Littleborgy (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:56

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:56
I'll just blame Roxy... she was getting in my way while i was trying to do it. LOL

BTW, i want my money back for those H4's u gave me, they don't fit. :-)
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Reply By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 23:00

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 23:00
Hey Luke

Whats this crap about me lending you a cheap chinese winch???
Im sure it was a Warn...lol

Cheers.....Dad
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 23:05

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 23:05
Oh yeah , wasnt it great to see the Mighty Crows beat those bloody Port faries today.....lol....

GO THE MIGHTY ADELAIDE CROWS!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Littleborgy (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 23:14

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 23:14
"wasnt it great to see the Mighty Crows beat those bloody Port faries today.....lol...."

I'll second that...

"GO THE MIGHTY ADELAIDE CROWS!!!!"

I'll second that, too
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Follow Up By: Member - Luke (SA) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 15:28

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 15:28
Yea I'm sure it will be worn when you get it back hehehe
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Reply By: Trev (SA) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 23:57

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 23:57
Hi Luke,

I used to be member trevor M but now just Trev.

I am surprised anyone remembers my post about the winch cradle I constructed.

I have had to use it a few times in anger and has done the job well. (winch mounted on a GU with no winch bar). Happy to give advice to anyone who wants to do it. Not that hard and costs about $60 on top of the winch. (and you can avoid the weekends mucking about that I had working out how it could fit!)

Glad you sorted your problem easily Luke

Trev
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Follow Up By: Member - Luke (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 17:27

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 17:27
G,day Trev

I can still get into your members rig page via the forum archives. everything is like you are still a member although I can't seem to find you via the members list page.

I haven't forgotten about your bracket (obviously).

Just by your pics, it looks the same as the one I fitted on the weekend. If it is, good to here it is still working after a few times in anger.

Cheers Luke
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