Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
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What did you do to your S10/Sonoma/Hombre Today?. V3
I hope I am not overstepping by doing this, but I love this thread and since the last one is closed (I assume due to the length - 120 pages), I figured I would start version 3
It's not just today, but this week I concentrated on beefing up on tow capabilities. I got hung up on the frame hitting a hard packed snowdrift last weekend and had to get dragged off. I realized that my tow strap was old (I inherited it from my grandfather) and when new only rated for about 1,000 lbs. Also, I still have the stock pirate hooks on the front bumper.
I purchased a beefier tow strap (20,000 lbs rated, 4" wide and 30' long) and some massive brackets to use 7/8" tow shackles on the front (thanks, Jamaroon!). I also have gotten some more tow shackles as well- can never have too many! I will need to sandblast and repaint the brackets from Jamaroon before mounting them but I am moving forward. Sandblasting and painting should be done by the end of the weekend, maybe even installing them.....
I have been offered a new in box 2,000 lb 12v winch. I realize that this is not near big enough for serious offroad work but have been thinking of doing a 2" class 3 mount on the front of my truck and making a platform for that winch with a receiver and gator clips with enough cable to attach to the battery. In the case of my snowbank issue, this would have been more than enough, especially if I used a pully to double it. Any opinons on if this would be worthwhile?
Glenn "D'mon" Seifert
"Jack of All Trades, Master of None"
Gearhead of the old school - every car will give you grief and joy
Former triumphs - '49 Ford one ton, '50 Chevy 1500, '69 Skylark, '70 Galaxie, '75 Vette, '77 Camaro RS, '76 Harley chopper (I handbuilt this one), '96 Kawasaki Vulcan, '04 PT Cruiser..... and now 2002 Sonoma SLS ZR-2!