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RG31 spare tire winch
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 10:33 AM UTC
Hello, I'm working on the RG31 Mk3 from Kinetic and would like to add cable on each spare wheel winch.

I can see cable on this picture but the problem is I can't see where is going the cable.



Could someone specify this, please ?
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 10:41 AM UTC
Here are better views of the spare wheel winch :





I guess the cable end should be hooked to the spare wheel....

(looks like the cable end is fitted with a hook in picture #2)

The cable end is probably hooked to the spare wheel bracket when the wheel is missing.

H.P.
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 01:36 PM UTC
I did the research for that kit. If you don't find your answer by Wednesday hit me up. I'll be home by the and have access to my external hard drive.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 05:43 AM UTC
Frenchy thank you for the clear pics.

Robert, I'm interested if you have pics.

I have found more pictures in better quality. The cable disappears behind the wheel mount.




On the other hand, I would like to share this great built.



http://coldemons.blogspot.com/2017/07/rg-31-nyala-bantamweight-class.html
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 06:38 AM UTC
I'm sure Robert's pics will help

Looks like some RG-31's have a "receptacle" for the cable end :



H.P.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 06:53 AM UTC
Thank you for pointing this. I've just noticed there are some on the Kinetic model.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 07:15 AM UTC
Just found a "better" view of the cable end :



H.P.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 07:56 AM UTC
This is from my Walkaround of the actual vehicle the kit is based on. They just winch the cable all the way up. Stands to reason - don't want the end clacking around on patrol driving everyone inside crazy...
The winch on this one does not have the "Arm" on it like the above photos. That may be for something else.



Nice view of the mount:



I don't know what you're using for reference, but you can't go wrong with mine. Come with two different RG-31 versions, interiors, undersides, engines, and also RG-33 Walkarounds to include very hard to find SOCOM version.
Almost forgot: The Walkaround comes complete with a Walkaround of the newest version, including interior:
You can't beat that for $16.00 anywhere.


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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 08:05 AM UTC
Thank you very much Robert.

LOL, it would drive me crazy too in a very short time.