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8' Pro rebuild

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by tonka329, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. tonka329

    tonka329 Member
    Messages: 53

    Here is a few pics of my 8' Pro Plow that I spent the past few weeks rebuilding and giving a new facelift. All sand blasted, the frame was powder coated gloss black. The blade was blasted and painted traditionally with the trusty airgun. Tomorrow the blade goes out to get a few thick coats of Valspar epoxy clear coat. I get the paint cheap because I'm employed with Valspar:D. All new hardware, hydraulic hoses, shock absorber and a wiring harness. I got the plow cheap so, I'm still money ahead. Hope it looks good one the front of my truck!:drinkup:

    Tonka

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  2. tonka329

    tonka329 Member
    Messages: 53

    A few more...

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  3. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    looks like a new plow except for the uni-mount, it's old enough and shiny enough that you could put it in a museum. But if it works for you..... Great job, you should get into the restoration business! How many hours work into it?
     
  4. tonka329

    tonka329 Member
    Messages: 53

    Thanks! Believe it or not, a little over 11 hours. 3 coats of primer, 4 coats of base. Then the clear. I used a heavy steel shot on the blasting so, it didn't take too long. I would like to upgrade to a newer 8' but, that will be when I get another truck
     
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    Looks good, u work at the plant off 57?
     
  6. tonka329

    tonka329 Member
    Messages: 53

    No. I'm at the Kankakee plant.
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    Welcome to the clubhouse. You should check in the Chicago weather thread. A lot of us southsiders hang out there.
     
  8. tonka329

    tonka329 Member
    Messages: 53

    Is that on this forum?