Winch in existing bulbar

Submitted: Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:04
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HI there.
Wonder if anyone can help?
I've got A Patrol GU III 3.0l, next year we planning to go to The Top End. Therefore I wont to incorporate a winch ("SUPERWINCH X9") to factory fitted bullbar, I know I am not forgetting about the Cradle.
Just wont to find out if anyone done soch attempt, or can the bar house a winch, or do I need a new winch bar?

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Reply By: Member - Mark G (NSW) - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:15

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:15
main thing is to check if the winch will fit behind the bullbar if thats where its going.if it does,get a cradle to suit the bullbar and dont worry if the holes dont line up as a drill will rectify that.its really a hit or miss affair sometimes,good luck.i bought a bullbar and a winch from 2 different suppliers and they matched,may have been just luck but it worked,cheers
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Follow Up By: oz 4wheeler - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:01

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:01
Thanks for all that info. Looked into Ironman bars, think your rig has same one? Have trouble finding reseller in Sydney, hope you might be from same area. Wonder where you got yours from?

Cheers,
Mario
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G (NSW) - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 21:12

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 21:12
oz 4wheeler. sorry i didnt get back to you sooner,i ordered my bullbar through AUTO PRO.if you have any Qs send me an email.
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Follow Up By: oz 4wheeler - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 08:10

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 08:10
Thanks a lot!!!
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Reply By: autosparky - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:33

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:33
what year patrol? 2006 on factory bars had provisions for winches
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Reply By: Trev (SA) - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:58

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:58
Hi,

I made up a cradle and fitted a winch to my GU without drilling another hole in the vehicle.

I am no longer a member but was at the time and understand that the photos etc from my member page are still accessable via the search function.

Mine is a Ti with the plastic bumper and the chrome "nudge bar".

Cheers

Trev
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 21:18

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 21:18
I think the winch is visible in my picture below when you click on it.

GU 2002 model , took some minor cutting , but not all winches are the same size.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 21:19

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 21:19
I read your post as reffering to original bar , nor a bullbar , so it isn't really relevant.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 23:49

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 23:49
If the Superwinch bolt holes are the same as a Warn or a Ramsay then it will simply bolt in to the factory bar. No need for any cradle as the original roo-bar is made for a winch to be mounted directly into the bar.

I had to remove my winch today (Ramsay 8,000lb) from my 2003 GU so it is fresh in my memory. The only thing that had been slightly altered was the fairlead holes, just had to make the round holes slightly oval to line up. Other thing to note is that the winch is mounted "upside down" so the rope departs at the correct angle thru the fairlead.

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Reply By: nickb - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 00:42

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 00:42
If its a steel bar, it will be a winch bar. If its alloy, it can't take a winch.
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Reply By: oz 4wheeler - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:27

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:27
Thanks for all info, didn't think I got all the response that kwick
Cheers

The build is 2003 Patrol GU III 3.0l
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