bishbosh Posted February 24, 2006 Share Posted February 24, 2006 As the Bishtail is off the road at the moment, I thought I'd set about improving my winch bumper. When I had it made I asked for these pin and jaw recovery points to be fitted (it was all the rage back then) Unfortunately, they aren't the best as they are fiddly to use and you cannot get a winch hook behind them as the space is too small. I decided that I would replace them with a pair of simple loops welded to the bumper. So yesterday I set off to my local scrappy / steel stock holder for a rummage in the bins. 10 minutes and six quid later I was the proud owner of 3m of 25 x 5 EA ( to stiffen the winch mounting plate that I have bent but that's another story) a metre of thick walled tube, some thick plate and a fist full of round bar As I don't have a vice, or even anything remotely robust enough to bolt a vice to, I had to do a bit of lateral thinking. My £10 workmate is made of Emmental so I took my steel plate, thick walled tube and a lardy Range Rover and did this: Throw in a bit of old gas pipe and some brute force over ignorance and you get this: You have to do this in stages to get a good radius and keep withdrawing the gas pipe as you bend it I needed an internal radius of 100mm to fit the bumper. The first two were a bit small but the next two weren't bad…. B) Now all I have to do is cut off the old ones and find some kind soul who will weld on the new ones……… Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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