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al2275
11-15-2005, 01:20 PM
Hey Guys, I just finished installing the mounts for my Minute Mount Plow. The problem is that they dont pefectly line up with the plow! Fisher says that it should be 29 1/2 inches between the mounts and I am about 3/4 of an inch off! What should I do? Do they make shims? Or is it OK to take a Pry bar and bend the Tabs? Tried to attach plow but doesnt want to go fully in, Even tried greasing tabs and receiver, No Luck! Any Suggestions........:confused:

Crash935
11-15-2005, 07:43 PM
thats 29 1/2 from the inside to outside or 29 1/8 center to center (+ or - 1/8) you can get away with a little more than that. does this get you closer to being right?

Arc Burn
11-15-2005, 08:06 PM
I'm guessing it's a Chevy?You need to shim the 2 INSIDE upper bolts with 1/2 inch washers,probably one on each side.This is very common with Chevys.

al2275
11-16-2005, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the Replies, Actually it is a 94 Ford F150 I am working with. The exact measrement that I currently have is about a 1/16 less than 29 in. I tried to force the Truck into the plow, but no luck. It seems that if I had a 1/4 0r even an 1/8 it would go right in. Can the tabs on the push plate be bent slightly with a heavy duty pry Bar? Thanks Again Guys, AL

Arc Burn
11-16-2005, 01:42 PM
Don't bend anything,shim it with washers to get your 29 1/8 center to center +or- 1/8

Backlash63
11-16-2005, 10:09 PM
do you need to go bigger or smaller? i put my plates on my one ton ford pickup this fall and had to use my ratchet binder to pull the ears close enough to get all the holes lined up on the top and bottom. to get my 29 1/2
it is center to center. i used my 3/4 ton MM1 as a refernce and it seems to work fine. but i think the 1/2 ton and 3/4-1ton plates are put together different. i printed out the directions from the fisher website. i hope that helps some. good luck.

al2275
11-18-2005, 11:58 AM
Hey Backlash, Thats probably whaT i AM GOING TO HAVE TO DO. I think that would pull everything to where its supposed to be, Im + 1/4 . Weekend Project, I will let you all know how it turned out. Thanks again for all the advice Guys

al2275
11-20-2005, 05:37 PM
Ok all your advice paid off! Got it mounted properly with shims. New Dilemma Now, See new post for my new problem:mad: :crying: