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It's been a couple years since I've been on the forum.

I have recently (4 years ago, as I said, haven't been on in a long time) acquired a 2008 Thundercat, 2,500km, w/ 60" Click-N-Go plow for $4,200 Can.
Picked up a set of 27" Mega Mayhems on ITP steel rims (for free, long story)

Finally got my hands on a Kimpex Deluxe Cargo box for $75 (not bad considering it's $350 Can. new)

Planning on a 2nd battery, rear winch, modifying the winch control to have one rocker to be able to operate each winch independently, changing the front LEDs to better ones, adding a rear work light, and replacing both winches with Synthetic rope.

Have already looked through a bunch of threads about rear winch mounts and think I have figured out how I will mount, since I don't have the nice big bumpers, I am into some fabrication.

Will be posting pictures as I go.

Here's the bike as it sits now.
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Sweet keep us posted with your progress
 

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So far, my $75 Kimpex Deluxe Cargo score has been mounted finally.
And a 2nd battery wired in, ever make a difference starting (since I'm too cheap to change the decompression valve or buy the upgraded starter)
I still nees to get some 1/4" threaded rod and flat stock to make a battery tie down.

Next will be to fab up a mount for my rear winch.
I saw a mount on a recent post that someone made, I'm pretty sure I am going to copy/modify their design.
1/4 flat between the rear frame rails 9" tall, winch as high as I can mount it horizontal, and about 2" below the mount I am going to drill a hooe in the main plate and add a 2" forged eye bolt for tie off.

Hopefully have the steel from my brother-in-law soon so I can get cracking on that.

And I have figured out a way to run each winch individually with a single rocker switch.
 

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That is one nice Thundercat, it is pretty hard to find one of those with lower mileage. Especially for an 2008! I wish you best of luck with your build.
 

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Quick 20 minute shot in the garage to get a battery hold down made up so it doesn't move since I'll probably have to plow the driveway this evening or tomorrow.
 

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That is one nice Thundercat, it is pretty hard to find one of those with lower mileage. Especially for an 2008! I wish you best of luck with your build.
Thanks Hearty.
It's been a great bike, only thing I have had to fix was the oil cooler line cracked from heat exposure and started leaking, so I replaced it with some 3/8" fuel line and sleeved it with 3/4" near the front head pipe to protect the inner line.

And the previous owner somehow got the winch cable wrapped around one of the crossbar's on the winch, so I replaced it with some parts from another 2500# Winch I had laying around.

But other than that, 91 octane, oil changes, battery tender and storing inside has made a big difference.

Here are some pics from when I got it. Stored outside under a dirty old Manitoba Maple by the looks of it.
Had 30" XXL's, not lift and covered in tree grime.
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Nice idea with the second battery. Got me thinking of mounting a bigger battery in my front Black Boar box on my 700 TRV!
I'd just make sure you don't go too big, not sure how large of a battery the factory charging system can handle.
 

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Finally got the plates cut for my rear winch mount.
Hopefully have it welded up tomorrow, and a coat of paint.
Then weld onto bike soon, and mount the winch.
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