Warn "w" Winch Plate - Mounting Brackets

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  1. Feb 13, 2018
    NCRenII

    NCRenII yellow fever

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    The Warn 8274 I recently picked up has a W winch plate but lacks the mounting brackets to attach to the frame.
    Does anyone have a set that they can take pics, and also measure to provide dimensions?
    I've seen a couple articles on-line and it looks like it's short sections of angle bolted to the vertical surface of the frame between bumper and grille then fitted with carriage bolts to attach the plate.
    I can cobble something up, a head start would be great.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2018
    pfmg

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    I believe you can still get them from Warn
     
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    FinoCJ

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    I may be mistaken, but does the 8274 mounting plate actually use the angle brackets to mount along the outsides of the frame rail like many of the later mounting plates do? You could probably use them - and it might even be a good idea - but I think they originally were designed to mount to the top of the frame rails?
     
  4. Feb 13, 2018
    NCRenII

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    I measured the plate holes and the frame holes they are about 1" off. THe plate is just a it too narrow to re-drill, at best there would be only half circles at each edge.
    On-line I've found a couple examples of people mounting them and brackets were used.
    I'll check with warn, that may be too easy!
    My other plan is to get two pieces of 1" plate cut, about 3" wide and 7" long. Each plate would get 4 holes for fasteners (gr 8 countersunk hex through plate and frame and gr 8 penta (theft proof) into threaded holes in plates for winch mounting). I like the thought of plates instead of angle as the thicker section would reduce shear potential on off center pulling (1" bearing area of plate vs 1/4 or 3/8 of angle) and it would look cleaner and stout.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2018
    Twin2

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  6. Feb 14, 2018
    pfmg

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    Those are the ones, Warn has them still, might have to call them, didn’t see them online
     

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