H3 Hummer Hidden Winch Mount



Getting a winch on my H3 Hummer has been a goal for a while now. Originally I was going to use Defelice’s winch mount but chose a different path nearly a year ago. Over that time period, I’ve developed my own winch mount that hides inside the factory bumper. What I like most about my design, will be the difficulty recognizing it wasn’t made by Hummer.

Currently, I’m on my third version of the design and hope to have the fourth version be production-ready. The H3 Hummer winch mount is laser cut from 3/8” inch steel to ensure that the design is plenty strong. So far with the testing, I have done, it has proven to be plenty thick. As it stands now, the winch should cost in the $300-$400 range powder-coated black.

Update – February 5th, 2013

Here’s the second video of myself testing out the winch mount.

  1. Matt dunlap Avatar

    Will I have to use a special type of winch to fit in the small space

  2. Looking to buy hidden winch for my 2007 hummer h3 before September trip to Arizona Christoper Creek area home of the Bog Foot.

    1. Schwarttzy Avatar

      Contacted you by email.

  3. Brian Currier Avatar

    I am thinking of buying your Hidden Winch Mount for my H3, but I am curious if your design allows for access to the clutch lever.
    Thank you.

    1. Schwarttzy Avatar

      Hey Brian,
      The “H3 Hummer Hidden Winch Mount” design has access to the clutch lever. To access the clutch lever, I reach with my arm through the grill just past my wrist to disengage or engage my Warn M-8000 winch. I clocked my M-8000s Warn on the clutch side so that I could improve the access to that clutch lever. I like having my Winch’s Clutch lever out of plain sight, which I think results in fewer people play with my winch.

      1. Brian Currier Avatar

        Thanks! I was hoping that the solution was that easy. I prefer the look of your hidden winch mount and have been wanting one for years. As soon as I get my High Clearance Bolt Plate and Extended Leaf Spring Shackles installed, I will order the Hidden Winch Mount.

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