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MSO Ash

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Wheeling an old forgotten track to a hidden valley
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Heading home
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MSO Ash

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Thought about starting a new thread for a new build but then decided one thread was less work. Rebuilding my old winch challenge car. Making some updates to the chassis and new single cab body and cage to make it fit in some different class rules.
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I used the axles out of this for the work ute build so starting with a new front axle housing this weekend. Made these parts to brace the knuckles which is where they most commonly bend. The ring is to protect the drain plug.

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Does the winch blocking so much of the radiator cause this to operate much hotter? It looks like your entire radiator is blocked by the 8274.
 

AdrianD

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Had a wheeling trip where the slow mount wasn't gonna cut it. Knocked up this bar to take the old Competition spec 8274. Ugly but it worked.
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I always thought high mount winches were good for competitions, not regular ol' wheeling. Why the need for a fast winch when wheeling with buddies? Just curious :)
 

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I always thought high mount winches were good for competitions, not regular ol' wheeling. Why the need for a fast winch when wheeling with buddies? Just curious :)
More rope, air free spool, faster, more powerful. All makes for an easier time moving along at a better pace with less messing around.
 

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All ready to send off to the paint shop if it stops raining long enough to make the drive on the trailer. So chopped and plated out the rockers, welded up a bunch of cracks in the inner fenders, added a bunch of bracing sheet metal and welded on the roof sliders.
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Crossmember bridging the coil buckets is a smart touch. Repaired a few of those on Patrols over the years...
 

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Crossmember bridging the coil buckets is a smart touch. Repaired a few of those on Patrols over the years...
Yeah It's pretty standard and easy way to do it. I add some angle inside the coil hats too. I'd been doing it that way for years after being shown it by a mate. Last year I did a repair for an old farmer and he told me that back in the day NIssan had recommended that as the recall action when the Farmers started having the coil hats rip off.
 
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