I have the same issue with the winch on my Sears, I just use the inner "Flemish" eye to wrap cable around, then run it through 2 u bolts clamps. I slide a piece of sheet metal between the two cables, then cut the cable flush with the last ubolt and kind of grind it smooth so it's not so bad to grab you.
I have also bought the crimp sleeves and just used a large end punch or even crushed sleeve in the vise then cut the ends off.
They also make a crimp type end sleeve you can put on those ends to keep from getting bit and cable from fraying. I used to have to make up tie out dog leads for my Boxer and used these to keep him from getting bit, he would break the store bought ones so I had to custom make heavier ones for him.
I have seen at Harbor Freight the threaded sleeve type clevis, slide cable up in the sleeve then tighten sleeve and it holds it like a compression fitting. Grainger or McMaster Carr probably has better quality ones, these seem the "prettiest" or cleanest as in looks.
It's easier if you do a quick Google search for "wire rope end fittings" than me trying to post a bunch of pics, there are many different ways to do it.
you could probably get them made local if you search your area for cable or wire rope suppliers, can't help ya though on that one.
Edited by TAHOE, February 13, 2014 - 12:09 PM.