i'd use a pulley, this way the line speed is lowered and doubled the force :kewl:
Oops! I edited to show its really a 3000 lb winch, not 300lb. i must have missed a key as usual. Its one of the cheapies fromharbor freight but I'm shure it will work finefor what its for.I'd definitely try to get a pulley involved. 300 lbs is not much pull to suck down the rear. Heck, I think each of your shocks is probably 150 lb/in, so that'll compress your suspension 1"
I highly doubt it will ever be any good for extractions. The cable is wimpy like a hand crank boat winch, and a hawse under the propane tank will give me something to hang up on. I have the room for a horizontal winch simular to your warn but I'm not willing to drop the coin for one of them. If I were to I would mount it up front and inprove my approch angle.I think that'll be fine if you wanna do single line to the axle. You could mount it to where you could run it out the back for mild rear extraction if needed? Put a hawse below your propane tanks? I'd have to see what you're working with, but you'll figure it out. Use a snatch block to get it up to 6,000 lb pulling force.
I'm going to vote for putting them on the top. Seems it would be more useful to skin there first. Would keep most light rain off of you, block the sun, and maybe trap a little heat. All the sides will do is block the wind some, but is that an issue right now when you don't even have a windshield?So whats the opinions on the aluminum skins. Should I do the sides or the roof since I have to choose.
If you don't find another use for one of those banners, keep me in mind. One day I'll buy some longs...I recieved my longfield short side shaft and birf yesterday. Bobby sent me brand new replacements, not just a new shaft, and rebuilt birf as I had expected. I requested a couple extra stickers with my order as well thinking he might throw in a couple of the small ones. Well he added in 2 of the windshield banner sized stickers, which is funny considering I have no windshield.
Its not the trucks fault as much as my attitude about it all. I need an attitude adjustment, but things are crappy on a couple different aspects of my life, so I gotta work through it, ya know. For the things that just need to work themselves out , it means truck time, so that I'm not over stressing issues. I guess things can't always go good, and I'm suprised it took this long from the upswing I was going through the last couple few years.Sucks to hear your truck was givin' you hell. That's never any fun