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Old 07-18-2017, 10:16 PM   #1
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Anyone put one together? Looking for ideas to use on my 3/4 ton with a flatbed. Some one always has a better way and curious to see pics
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:32 PM   #2
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Not much to it, just make sure your gin poles will tote the weight you require. You would have to fabricate some "ears" to attatch the poles to the bed, put a block in the center/back, some kind of A-frame to hold your poles together at the top, another block for the A-frame and you're done. Easy !

Look at some on a big truck, then downsize to fit your application.
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:24 AM   #3
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There is more to it than that if you want a good set up. It is critical where the pivots are, the bed pulley and the height of the pulley. Look on the welding web for threads on mine. It is the finest one I've ever seen. It's been in use on 2 different trucks for over 30 years now. It stands itself up, lowers itself back, adjust your hold back lines from one side and adjusts from 10' to 19' in just a couple minutes. The first picture is with it extended to 15' and the second is with it at the normal 10'.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:29 AM   #4
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^ I've seen this one in action.

listen to the pro.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:47 AM   #5
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Don't forget your kick back chains incase you break your main line.


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Old 07-19-2017, 02:12 AM   #6
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Draco I am interested if you dont mind sharing. I would like to learn a good set up for a small truck. I have been around the big trucks and was a swamper on one 25-ish yrs ago. Do you have more pics to share and explain pully size/placement?
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:14 AM   #7
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I just saw the welding web part Draco. I will go find.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:03 AM   #8
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:03 PM   #9
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There is two threads, one by me and one by Irish. Both have a lot of information.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:31 AM   #10
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There is two threads, one by me and one by Irish. Both have a lot of information.


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http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php...ight=gin+poles

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Old 12-24-2017, 08:21 PM   #12
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Draco do you have any pics or ideas on how to setup using a pickup bed? My flatbed plans fell through. I figure the pole mounts would be welded to my after marked bumper. I could have a mount come of from the frame at front of bed or utilize the turn over ball socket as a mount point for something? I need to rig up something that is removable too. Any ideas?
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:09 AM   #13
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Not a clue on doing that. I have built 3 on flat beds but none on pick up beds. It seems you would need a head ache rack mounted to the frame, to build the winch stand on and have the hold backs on. The pivot point of the poles and the pulley should be over the leaf springs or you may bend the back of the frame. It would also give the weight being picked up, more leverage. Sorry, I got no idea.
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:28 AM   #15
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I’ve built a few that go inside the bed. What kind of truck do you have?
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:35 AM   #16
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Dang it! I thought it said "Wench" and a "Pole by the Bed".......

Carry on......
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Old 12-25-2017, 08:01 AM   #17
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Dang it! I thought it said "Wench" and a "Pole by the Bed".......

Carry on......
Who is fabricating a Wench to a Pole by their Bed? Draco has pictures of all of this?

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Old 12-25-2017, 08:03 AM   #18
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Dang it! I thought it said "Wench" and a "Pole by the Bed".......

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Old 12-25-2017, 06:19 PM   #19
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Not a clue on doing that. I have built 3 on flat beds but none on pick up beds. It seems you would need a head ache rack mounted to the frame, to build the winch stand on and have the hold backs on. The pivot point of the poles and the pulley should be over the leaf springs or you may bend the back of the frame. It would also give the weight being picked up, more leverage. Sorry, I got no idea.
Draco I wonder if I could slide a piece of 1" plate between the bed/frame above the spring hangers. I will have to look and see if this is possible. Cut holes in bed and make pole mounts or do it like the old 3" G/N hitch's and make pole mount removable. Use the Turnover Ball mount for tail board block mount. Would it affect anything if the block was in front of the pole mounts? I can make a winch mount at front of bed and have it mount/weld to frame of truck going through the bed floor. I suppose I could tie my headache rack into the winch mount for strength or flip the poles over by hand. In that case I would use the winch mount for the support chains for the poles and make adjustments there. Then brake light guards welded to the bumper. If all that comes together, what do you think? I appreciate the help
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Old 12-25-2017, 06:21 PM   #20
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Iíve built a few that go inside the bed. What kind of truck do you have?
Sorry I just saw your replay. I have a 13' F-250 crewcab 4x4
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