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Old 11-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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After installing my new winch, I decided I should use a cover for when there is frozen ice and snow. Here's a cheap suggestion: the small Weber grill covers are currently on sale at Home Depot for $8.50.
http://t.homedepot.com/p/Weber-Q-16-...550/100663136/

Yeah, it says weber on it. Paint, scrape, or just don't care. It's a cheap cover! :-p
Draw strings on front and back, and elastic on the ends.

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A buddy of mine uses a trash bag and a little duct tape,man that dudes really a tightwad. But, he always has money for beer!!!! lol

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Find an upholster and have him make a cover . It will be the cost of a case of beer and last at least a year . No weber !
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Now I want a bumper mount grill.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:21 PM   #5
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Now I want a bumper mount grill.
Here ya go!

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:44 PM   #6
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Learn to use a sewing machine & make one out of whatever old awning material you come across. Then spray some waterproofing on it. Probably get away with almost free depending on how resourceful you are.

I've made numerous mirror, rack & swimstep covers on the boat this way myself. It's one of those skills like welding.... once you have it down, there is always a ton of things you can do with it.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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Any pictures of how it looks on the Jeep by chance?
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #8
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Here's my cover. The winch would look better with no cover but it serves its purpose and that's all I really care about


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Old 11-22-2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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Any pictures of how it looks on the Jeep by chance?
Here you go.
I plan on using something else to hold the cover on. I think the elastic and draw strings are not strong enough to prevent highway speed from pulling it off. I will likely secure this with some black velcro or bungee cord.



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Four letters... GLAD. At least no one will try to steal a "Weber" winch... nobody wants an off-brand.
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:23 AM   #12
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Four letters... GLAD. At least no one will try to steal a "Weber" winch... nobody wants an off-brand.
Aint that the truth!
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:49 AM   #13
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Thanks, 4Wheelin for the cheap winch cover idea! Didn't want to spend $40 on neoprene. Cost: $10. Here's mine covering a Warn M8000.
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Try the local Army Surplus store??
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:39 AM   #15
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Just ordered it. Thank you for the idea!
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Learn to use a sewing machine & make one out of whatever old awning material you come across. Then spray some waterproofing on it. Probably get away with almost free depending on how resourceful you are.

I've made numerous mirror, rack & swimstep covers on the boat this way myself. It's one of those skills like welding.... once you have it down, there is always a ton of things you can do with it.
Great idea... There is actually a sewing machine in a closet at my house. I might try this when I get my winch in the next few weeks for the fun of it..

Ironically - people spend 1000's on their jeeps but won't spend 20-40 on a winch cover?
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Great idea... There is actually a sewing machine in a closet at my house. I might try this when I get my winch in the next few weeks for the fun of it..

Ironically - people spend 1000's on their jeeps but won't spend 20-40 on a winch cover?
The $20-40 on a cover is called a "misallocation of valuable resources". 40 spent on a cover could have been 40 put towards other mods...
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The $20-40 on a cover is called a "misallocation of valuable resources". 40 spent on a cover could have been 40 put towards other mods...
I guess it depends on how you look at it. Time vs cost.

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