well, I was able to get most of it. Everything is in good shape, new valves, new seals, lights in good shape, wiring in good shape. new cutting edge. The blade needs a few welds and some paint, no biggie and no rot.
When I showed up to get the mount from a different seller, I pull in to this alley in the hood. Coundlnt find the seller. Call him and he says he's getting his kid and will be back in 10. I sat in the truck, doors locked, truck in drive, gun in hand.....55 minutes later he rolls in. I say "ok where's the mount?" He takes me over to his little junkyard and points to a wrecked Chevy 2500. "here it is" he says and I'm thinking oh Lord, it's still bolted to this truck. Truck has 4 flat tires with junk cars parked all around it sitting on soft ground. couldn't even get a jack underneath it. this "mechanic" guy comes out with a set of harbor freight deep sockets and a ryobi cordless impact. now I'm really thinking oh Lord..... he goes to work on a few bolts, was unsuccessful at all of them, then walks in to his shop. I manage to get 4 of them off and there's still 2 left far as I can tell. Me thinks a torch might speed up this process as it's now almost dark, in an alley, in the hood in East Philly. I go in to this kids "shop" and find beat to hell honda civics with hoopty wheels and fart pipes. I tell him I need his torch. he looks at me real stupid like "what's a torch". I point to a old oxy/acy setup and he says "oh, that....there's no gas in those things" now I'm mad esp since I busted my knuckles and drove 100 miles to meet this dude. I wasted almost two hours with this clown then finally told him what a moron he was and took off. Shoulda known better at my age, but those chevy mounts are $$ and for 200 bucks, I figured why not. oh well.
Luckily, the next guy I met was very knowledgeable, had everything ready to go for me in a nice neat package. he was a younger kid just starting up a plow shop and he was real proud of what he had put together for me. I was pretty impressed too. new hoses, solenoid, a few new wires, new bulbs in the lights, fluid filled up, new hardware, new pins....not a bad deal. got everything I need except the controller and truck mount for 1200. that's with a rebuilt E60, night sabers, etc etc. so overall I'm excited to get the rest of the parts and get this thing set up. hopefully I can make some $$ this winter.
thanks everybody for your help so far.