View Full Version : My New Bumper and Winch

02-01-2013, 03:47 PM
So after months of searching c-list for a 8274, I came across a winch advertised as "up right warn winch". I called and he confirmed it was a 8274. Picked it up for $400 bucks. I popped the top cover and there was a nice mix of oil and water in the bottom...probably original oil from 1986. After a good cleaning, I installed new seals and oil. The day after I picked up the winch, Rezarf posted his home built bumper for sale. Can't beat that timing! I cleaned up the bumper and applied 3 coats of rattle can gloss black. I had a new cable and fairlead for a previous winch to finish off the install. Nice upgrade IMO.

02-01-2013, 03:53 PM
Very slick!

02-01-2013, 03:57 PM
I second Hulk, good looking outfit for your 40.

02-01-2013, 04:11 PM
Looks Great! You got a good deal.

02-01-2013, 04:59 PM
Nice pick up, looks like the stars aligned for you!

02-01-2013, 10:02 PM
Looks great!

Jenny Cruiser
02-01-2013, 10:06 PM
Nice. :cool:

02-02-2013, 07:12 AM
Very nicely displayed 8274! Now, go pull out some stumps or Jeeps with it...

02-04-2013, 08:48 AM
Looking very sharp. Nice work. That should soften up those front springs a bit :)

02-04-2013, 10:37 AM
Looking good! and nice work on the cable spooling.. mine never look that good. that's pretty :thumb:

02-05-2013, 12:17 AM
Looking good! and nice work on the cable spooling.. mine never look that good. that's pretty :thumb:

That cable spool was a bit of a challenge...those 8274's are quick. I always go to a sloped parking lot with another rig. Hook up to the other rig and winch up the slope with my wife behind the wheel, coasting with the engine idling. She slowly turns the wheel back and forth while guide the cable in. But thats probably what everyone does :thumb:

02-05-2013, 08:33 AM
I think I just hooked the cable up to a tree and let the winch pull the 40 along. It was flat though so the cable may not be as tight as it should be.