spare tire winch ford f250 2006 how do you drop

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spare tire winch ford f250 2006 how do you drop

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  1. Ali Abdullah
    Hi There, The winch box can be mounted upside down in the right rear corner (passenger side) of the truck and the tube can be rotated to any position. Mounting the winch box on the other side would require considerably more modification to the mounting bracket. * Remove the e-clip holding the tube to the box. Roll out some cable and separate the pieces. * Modify winch box bracket A. o Cut bracket A to dimensions (2 and 3/8 tall on left, 2 and 1/16 wide at top, 1 and 3/8 tall on right and 3 and 1/8 across to last hole) as shown in Figures 3, 4, and 5. o Hold the box roughly in place and mark where you want the two holes on the wide end of the bracket. Remove the box and drill and slot the holes with a 3/8 bit. Cut a ¼" by 1" inch piece off the corner of the bed mount where the box hits. This is ¼" front to back and 1" right to left Shove the winch box up and to the right as far as it will go against the bed mount. Mark the bed through the two holes on the wide part of the bracket. Drill 3/8" holes in the bed and slot as needed. I had to use a right angle drill attachment. Bolt the unit up in position noted above and then you can mark the outside bolt hole with a long piece of chalk Remove unit, drill and slot hole as needed. Remount the unit to check fit. The outside bolt head will hold itself against the frame or you can weld it on if desired. (Don't weld until you are sure about the fore and aft positioning of the box.) Create winch box bracket B to brace the winch box at the frame to prevent movement. I welded on a 2" long tab that extends ¾ inch out from the edge of the box and has a slotted 5/16 hole as shown in Figure 8. The long slot allows for fore and aft positioning. Remount the box and mark/drill hole in frame. It is easier to drill if you remove the box. A spacer will be required between the bracket and the frame. With the box unbolted the tube and foot assembly can be separately worked over the cross member and under the bed where the cross member dips down and meets the frame. Then remount the box. * Mark the centerlines on the rear frame cross members. This should be the center of the existing holes in the two 1960 cross members. * Insert the end of the tube into the winch box. The tube should hang over the rear cross member on center. Make sure the e-clip will be in the correct position. The longest bracket on the tube (Figure 9) will need to be bent away from the short one to make it perpendicular to the cross member. Elongate the hole at the rear of this bracket for a 5/16" bolt. # Fabricate tube bracket D to bolt the tube to the cross member. I used a 1/8" by 1" "L" bracket with a 1" and a 2" arm and bolted it to the cross member with two ¼ inch bolts to keep it from turning. This bracket will need to be slotted for a 5/16 bolt for most of the length of its 2" side as shown in the photos below. If you plan to mount the winch further forward, you can make this bracket about an inch longer. # Fasten bracket D to tube bracket C with two 5/16 bolts If you are using wheels with a 4.5 inch bolt circle, you may not have to modify the cable foot depending on the size of your wheel center hole. The Windstar has a 2-7/16 inch diameter center hole. My Ford truck wheel has a 3-3/8 inch diameter center hole and the Windstar foot is too narrow. * To widen the curved edge that contacts the center hole, I cut two small cross-sections from a piece of 1/8 wall pipe approximately ¾ inch tall and 2.5 inches long around the curve. You could also use flat metal and curve it yourself. * I then cut two pieces of 3/8 inch square rod 1 and 7/8 inches long to use to space the curved pieces the desired distance from the bell on the foot. * After tacking the curves to the foot, I tacked the 3/8 square rods to each end of the foot * After checking the fit on the wheel, I finished welding and grinding The tire needs a resting point at the front. I used a piece of ¼" by 3" angle iron 9.5" long and just bolted it on with 5/16" boltsall the pieces After initially mounting the 215-70R 15 spare, I decided it needed to be tucked under the truck further. This necessitated the use of spacers to move the winch box forward and an additional tube mount bracket. The winch box spacers

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