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Hi all,
Anyone know where I can get a front winch mount, either commercially available or fabricated?
Thanks. :thumb:
 

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Would you be interested in a removable setup?
 

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Hadn't thought of a removable system. What about ease of fitting/removal? Approx. costs? Thanks. Ian
 

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Anyone out there sussed out a winch mount for P38 yet? I am currently modifying a Disco II winch mount (and a TMax 9000) to see if it will fit behind the existing bumper. So far it seems to fit I will know soon!!!!! What happeaned to the "Land Rover" original mount for the P38 - they took it out of service - anyone know why? Thanks guys, talk soon. Ian.
 

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Hendy said:
Anyone out there sussed out a winch mount for P38 yet? I am currently modifying a Disco II winch mount (and a TMax 9000) to see if it will fit behind the existing bumper. So far it seems to fit I will know soon!!!!! What happeaned to the "Land Rover" original mount for the P38 - they took it out of service - anyone know why? Thanks guys, talk soon. Ian.
It can be done so good luck, as far as the mount goes there just was any demand for them so Lr knocked them on the head.
 

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1. Has anyone retrofitted Range Rover Sport or MKIII headlights to their P38?
2. Has anyone put a winch on the truck?
3. Is there a commercially available snorkel?

This is an 8+ year old vehicle. It is a niche luxury vehicle at that. They stopped carrying most of the factory accessories in the dealers long ago. I am sure a limited number were produced to begin with due to cost and demand.

Your best bet is to source out a used factory winch bracket (good luck :lol: ) if your goal is to maintain the original bumper with as little fabrication as possible. Aside from that there a few folks that produce aftermarket bumpers with winch brackets (a bulkier heavy off-road look) - or you could custom fabricate something to sit behind the factory bumper. A gentleman on the boards successfully fabricated a hidden winch mount behind the factory bumper. The pictures are floating around here somewhere. I have also seen the removable winch set up, taking advantage of a hitch mount. This would require fabricating a 2" hitch and welding it to the frame in the front of the car, however. Your options are largely contingent on the look you are going for and the desired use. As for the snorkel - the short answer is no. You might be able to modify a snorkel for one of the models though.

Unfortunately there are very few mass-produced accessories. You have to remember this truck fetched a price tag of around 70 grand USD towards the end of its run. Mainstream companies targeted the RR Classic and Discovery for most of the big ticket items like snorkels and winch bumpers. I doubt there was ever a big enough market for major off-road accessories for the P38. Maybe now that time has passed and the prices have plummeted, companies might provide more options but I doubt it.

Good luck.
 

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For what its worth here is a link to my current thread on fitting a winch discretely behind the stock bumper. As you will see it's for a really crappy winch but dimensionally it shows what is possible. I'm reasonably confident it will do what I want, and most importantly it maintains approach angle and it cost me nothing! The mount I made is definitely up to a stronger winch with the addition of a simple tie back to the chassis cross member under the rad.
There is a guy on here who fabricates quality replacement bumpers with mounts for a decent 9000lb winch and hi lift jacking points. If you're into serious off roading and you've got the money thats the way to go.

http://rangerovers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=39033
 

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I have fabricated a mount for a removable winch which works well.
It allows me to leave the winch in the garage when I don't need it.
Cost me around £200 in materials (excluding the cost of the winch, rope and cover).
However it took me maybe getting on for 100 man hours of work on and off over a couple of months to design and fabricate it. I am a retired engineer so I have a bit of time to do projects I am interested in.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=38710

Dave
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Oohh, that's tasty work Dave, Well done :thumb:
 

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Well guys all sorted - winch mount from a Disco II fits, with a few minor modifications but you need to be "well handy" and patient with a grinder to modify the front bumper to make it look "nice" - ha ha. Works quite well and certainly looks the part. Had to, also, manufacture longer power cables for the TMax 9000 (local autospark sorted that out) but apart from that and a lot of "trail and error" - no probs. (Ican now remove a front bumper in my sleep. lol.) Anyone wanting a bit advice or a few pointers and i'll give you a "step by step" run through it. Next prob - has anyone done a snorkel for the P38 yet? I would be glad to hear from you!!!! Thanks all. Ian.
 

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Hendy

You can't make a statement like, "I've mad a winch mount" without photos, dimensions, etc.

You now need to do a full write up of the whole task, with all the gory details!
 

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Here's a french install.
 

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998turbo:

Your winch looks a neat setup. I like the carry handles - did you make those up ?
Also it looks as though your numberplate is on hinges.
Have you got a close up pic?

Dave
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998turbo:

Your winch looks a neat setup. I like the carry handles - did you make those up ?
Also it looks as though your numberplate is on hinges.
Have you got a close up pic?

Dave
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Dave,

That's not mine. It's a french car found on the web.
I made my front receiver and i'm going the same way as this guy but with a winch tray like OEM.

Flo
 
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