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Thread: Spare wheel winch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATH View Post
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    OK. Job nearly done. No dimensions as they will vary according to what you're attaching it to. But I did make the winch gantry about 65cms long to allow it to be raised more to allow better control when reattaching the tyre. I also made it so it swings around in the round tube as well for the same reason.
    Round upright tube is ally and gantry (I'll call it that 'cos I like it) is approx. 25mm steel square tube. I've turned it sideways for travel as I'll leave it attached and put a keeper bolt through to hopefully make it a bit harder to nick..... I've also removed the handle for the same reason.
    When I need to use it I'll remove the keeper bolt, lift the tube/winch and then slip the bolt back through it's locating hole and the winch can then rest on it and swivel around.
    Total cost with welding of tubing and the steel tube, plus winch about 120 bucks all up. Nuts and bolts from the shed.
    No doubt I'll fiddle a bit tidying things up and repainting etc but overall I think it'll work quite well and take the strain off my back. Plus my dearly beloved Cook can use it as well.
    Alan.

    PS. Spacer between tube and RWC was a bit of jarrah cut and painted to fit with just enough room for the device not to touch the rear screen wiper.

    PPS. It'll be a stretch to the handle for those who are a bit on the wee side but stand on the wifes shoulders and she'll be right.

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  2. #12
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    I'll leave it to you to "improve" it Gavin. Like you reckon you did with my very good Oztent carrier. If you can that is. Pah.
    Cheers.
    AlanH.

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    Finished product: TW8.jpgTW9.jpg

    The upper door just clears the winch when the RWC is in the side position. I've got a small shackle I'll be using instead of the original winch hook as I think it'll be safer for my Cook when she's changing the wheels around..... Last thing is a tube to slip over the stud to make lining the wheel up easier.
    Cheers.
    AlanH.

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