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it was requested, so here it is, the race-lorry build!

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Ah, I did wonder! In that case I congratulate you on your colour-match :P

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so winch buildup time!

 

as i received them:

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as you can see one of them is missing the freespool lever.  other than the missing lever this works fine, so i swapped the lever over from the other one.

the other one the motor runs ok but it doesnt turn the drum.

that might have something to do with someone having nicked the driveshaft/brake assembly out of the drum!
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so i took both apart cleaned both drums up and painted them then rebuilt one up with the best motor, gearbox and drum.

i now have one spot on rebuilt winch, and one pile of bits that can easily become a good winch with the addition of 2 cheap(ish) parts.

now the dilemma is do i keep the spare or build a second winch up and sell it?

anywho, all built up and wired up and ready to go:

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Think you've duplicated everything in one post 

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I'd go for the fix and sell.... If you can cover your cost of the other winch or even make some money for the project it's a bonus! :) 

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thats just it im not sure.

 

total cost of the winch was £45

spare parts to make it work will be £55 (give or take)

a box to put the electronics in is £17

a wander lead and socket will also be needed.

thats 72 plus a wander lead.

its a 24v winch which is relativly unpopular in this configuration so im not sure i can make a profit.

 

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so i have a winch, now i just need something to bolt it to.

 

my local steel supplier didnt have any 6mm plate so i cut everything out twice and welded 2 3mms together.

 

im WAY better with MIG than tig lol

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but i cant measure to save my life, hence the two slotted holes.

 

will weld square washers to the back at some point so it doesnt matter.... irritating though.

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Possibly teaching granny to suck eggs but better said than not...

A single piece of 6mm plate is twice as strong in bending as the two pieces of 3mm assembled as you have them.

You really need to make the two pieces act compositely by cutting holes in one and plug welding or drilling right through and bolting (a lot!)

Of course, if you are not pulling hard with the winch you may be fine. Personally I would hunt around for some 6mm. :)

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