Winch in 100 series factory alloy bar

Submitted: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:07
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Hi all,

Had a quick google, and hunted the archives but didn't come up with an answer to this.

One of the guys here at work bought a winch without realising the difference between a winch bar & non winch bar.

He has a 100 series with a factory alloy bar (two black plastic vents either side of the number plate).

Does anyone know of a cradle that can hold a winch in an airbagged 100 series or is he up for a new bar if he wants to fit the winch?

Thanks,

Dave
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Reply By: Twinkles - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:57

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:57
Have a friend with a 100 series with factory alloy bar. He cut a hole for the winch to feed through, rectangular and a bit bigger than the fairlead thingy. You have to reach under to engage. The electrics & solonoids are under the bonnet. He made up a cradle himself. I'd like to know if anyone done the same with Hilux
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:45

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:45
Hi Twinkles,

You don't happen to know if it was an Airbag 100 series or not?

If you could get some photos of the cradle that would be great. If not no stress.

Thanks,

Dave
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:35

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:35
Can't see cradle that easy. Yes it is an air bag one. The winch was not connected to the bull bar, only the chasis so didn't effect compatibility with air bags. Not sure when I'll see him or his car next. If I do I'll take some pics with my phone.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 18:19

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 18:19
I believe its illegal to modify airbag compliant bars.
Perhaps Toyota would be the correct people to ask Get under it and have a look on it. The ESTATE bar I have is a winch capable bar. I got mine s/hand but it had a sticker on the inside of the bumper part which gave part nos etc.
Does it have the little thin turn and side lights on it and with the black plastic inserts for "fog" lights
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Reply By: TD100 - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 19:46

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 19:46
the factory winch bar is different to the non winch bar,sits out further to give the winch some room.i cut one up and put it on the hard rubbish pile for collection on sunday because i could not sell it.still have the cradle and bits though.i dont think you will get it under the non winch bar.not enough room between bar and condenser.cheers Paul
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:52

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:52
Hi Paul,

Does the cradle sit independently of the bar?

Where are you located?

Dave
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Follow Up By: TD100 - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 18:49

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 18:49
Dave,

yes the cradle bolts directly to the chassis,then the winch on it,the alloy bar only has the fairlead roller on it.to keep its isolation from the chassis the bar has rubber blocks mounting it. i am in the eastern suburbs of melbourne.if you want it - its all yours.i even think the number plate bkts and cover are there.let me know what you decide. cheers Paul
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 01:00

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 01:00
Sounds good Paul.

Email me off the forum dave at davejones.com.au and we can sort it out.

Thanks,

Dave
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 07:49

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 07:49
Dave,

I've got an X9 winch on the alloy Toyota winch bar and it's a bit of a pain because every time I use the winch the bull bar swivels on it's horizontal axis about 3". I have to loosen the anchor bolts move it back to it's original position then re tighten the bots. Toyota reckon its designed to do this because of the airbags.
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