|12-30-2007 10:28 AM|
|12-29-2007 11:55 PM|
|tobycat1||I bought some torx bolts i will mismatch with my other bolts all grade 8|
|12-29-2007 08:39 PM|
|12-29-2007 04:21 PM|
or you can buy 2 of these and be done with it!!
|12-28-2007 07:18 PM|
|tobycat1||I think i'm gonna use varying grade 8 bolts.|
|12-28-2007 05:06 PM|
Unless you use some really hard steel (like Grade 8) an easy sawzall / drill and you can pop them off in no time. Prob easier than screwing around with different nut sizes. Also, depending on the thickness of the bolt, a nice small bottle of liquid nitrogen and a hammer will make the metal nice and brittle and POP it right off.
Only way to really get it to stay on is to bolt it on, and then actually Tack weld the winch mounting plate to the place where it will stay permanently. If / when you want to take it of just grind down the tack welds and u are good to go.
Good luck w/ the security!
|12-28-2007 01:51 PM|
|12-28-2007 09:50 AM|
Mine uses a tompken plate and there are around 5 different sized bolts including the torx, so it would take a few minutes with all the right tools.
You can always pick up oddball bolts or something, weld a bolt (although this may decrease the strength of the bolt) put a bolt lock on one of the heads.
|12-28-2007 08:13 AM|
|compshooter||Tack a small weld to one of the nuts or bolt head. You will have to grind the weld if you ever want to take the nut or bolt off, but it reduces the chance of someone stealing it.|
|12-28-2007 02:28 AM|
|tobycat1||anyone have any other cheap ways to secure it?|
|12-28-2007 02:23 AM|
|tobycat1||unless they have been replaced with ace hardware bolts like mine|
|12-28-2007 01:57 AM|
|12-28-2007 12:09 AM|
I just got my Mile Marker winch and mounting plate was easy to install. But it would take someone a little bit to take it off plus its heavy as hell.
I have a question about protecting my winch from the weather? Does it hurt the winch to get rained on or snowed on or wet from wheeling.
|12-27-2007 11:49 PM|
|12-27-2007 10:58 PM|
|orange05tj||I have a warn winch on the mounting plate, and if someone can figure out how to get if off quickly, I'll let them keep it.|
|12-27-2007 10:54 PM|
I'm getting my winch in a week or so, how would you recommend I prevent it from being stolen?(for little or no $)