Somehow, just like most of my projects, the winch installation mushroomed into a much bigger project. This project morphed into the frame shortening, bed chopping, bumper building, battery relocating and oh yeah, winch installation project. I wanted to mount the winch on the rear of the mog to help balance the nose heavy weight distribution of an unloaded unimog. Unimogs are designed to perform their best carrying their full load. But for serious offroad a few tweaks can help a lot. The battery relocation was done also to move more weight towards the back as well as provide more clearance under the side of the truck. With the frame and bed chops, I now have a 90 degree departure angle and a narrowed bed that won''t get hung on everything and that I don''t mind laying the mog on. My bed is like a big rock rail. The only drawback is that with a rear-facing winch, I still don''t have any way to winch myself forward. But that doesn''t mean that is hasn''t gotten some good use, pulling out other vehicles, as well as pulling me back out once. I still want to have a winch mounted towards the back but pulls to the front. You never know. . .