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7 .5 older western plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jgtools, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. jgtools

    jgtools Member
    Messages: 33

    I was going to wire wheel and prep the plow for painting today, I noticed a few pin holes about 1/16th to a 1/8 in diameter towards the top of the plow, right before the roll on the top edge, pretty rusty in spots. how do I repair the tiny holes that go all the way thru? better off just leaving them, and paint as is....? thanks for any tips
     
  2. rdfenn3

    rdfenn3 Member
    Messages: 48

    Spot weld it with a mig. Than grind smooth
     
  3. jgtools

    jgtools Member
    Messages: 33

    ill give welding a try. I just saw a skin that you can get from northern hydraulics that bolts to the plow face are they good? thanks
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    Well, trying to weld to Swiss cheese is ni impossible. Might need to add plate, or have a metal shop make a hole top piece.
     
  5. jgtools

    jgtools Member
    Messages: 33

    yup, back from shop, looks like I will have to add plate, 1/4 inch , 2 inch wide along top, the entire area is thin, and lots of pitting/holes I found the more I wire wheeled .
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    That's a common area for some reason.
     
  7. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Yup I just got a used fisher and the tops pretty rotted out so that's my next project for it