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PostSubject: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 9:05 am

I installed my new Master-Pull 5/16" X 100' LCP Synthetic Winch Line. Before I could Spool it up I had to do a few things to the Winch and the Bumper....

First I uninstalled the Winch


The Drum Surface was Rough and Rusty from the Steel Cable


I removed these 3 Bolts to get the Drum out


a little filthy


broken drum seal






I cleaned everything up and out as best I could w/o disassembling the whole winch. Next I sanded the Drum with 400 & 600 grit sanding paper to get it all smooth and to remove the rust. After sanding and cleaning I gave it a few coats of Red Engine Enamel.



While the Paint was drying, I started working on the Front Bumper. Note the Rust and sharp edges made by the Steel Wire Rope



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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 9:06 am

I sanded all the rusty areas and sharp edges and put a bevel on the edges of the Fairlead Slot and finished it all up with 600 grit sand paper. Then I touched up the Bumper where needed with some black Rustoleum. I should have used matte but glossy was the only thing handy.





It was time to install the new Aluminum Hawse Fairlead...of course nothing is ever easy; I had to grind of the bolts and nuts on the back to make the Winch fit.



I used some Valvoline Synthetic High Pressure grease to re-grease the gears and then reassembled the Winch.



After installing the Winch I could wire it up and spool up the new Winch Line







Master-Pull still owes me the Rock Guard that was supposed to come with the Line but didn't...
I will have to take the Winch out again soon to replace all the seals, give it a thorough cleaning and give it some new grease.
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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 9:51 am

Great write up. I am not ready to change my wire winch line to synthetic line at this time, but liked how you painted the drum.
I'll have to revisit this thread when I will make the change.
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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 10:29 am

Very nice Very Happy , kinda makes you want to get stuck somewhere so you can try it out don't it?
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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 10:54 am

yepp Wink
can't wait for March 28th...
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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 11:00 am

Nice write up, thanks Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 11:06 am

Nice write up. Great pics
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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 11:12 am

Great write up..I'm gonna go synthetic one day..I had a bumper like that..till Geo at RockRash fixed it up for me... :punk:

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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 11:41 am

rohantmh wrote:
Great write up..I'm gonna go synthetic one day..I had a bumper like that..till Geo at RockRash fixed it up for me... :punk:


that's funny, the first thought I had when I got up this Morning was to Chop my Bumper like that! Thanks for the Pic.
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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 11:42 am

btw; where did you get those tow loops? been searching the internet all morning for them but no luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 12:18 pm

07_Rubi wrote:
btw; where did you get those tow loops? been searching the internet all morning for them but no luck!

Geo at RockRash ordered them from someone.... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Preparing the Winch for Synthetic Winch Line   Thu 12 Mar 2009, 2:07 pm

07_Rubi wrote:
btw; where did you get those tow loops? been searching the internet all morning for them but no luck!

Ancient Chinese secret! George can probably order a set for you.
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