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Angle cylinder rebuild

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by eddy611622, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. eddy611622

    eddy611622 Junior Member
    from N.W. PA
    Messages: 10

    I have a Meyer plow with 1 1/2" x 10" angle cylinders. The cylinder on the driver's side is leaking. So today I picked up some seal kits. I did a search for angle cylinder rebuild, and came up empty. Just wanted to know if there was anything difficult about this job, or is it pretty straight forward. Thanks for all your help, eddy611622
     
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    cylinder

    it's pretty much straight forward just be careful not to bust the packing nut ,and soak the seals in oil for a couple minute's :gunsfiring:
     
  3. eddy611622

    eddy611622 Junior Member
    from N.W. PA
    Messages: 10

    Thanks Bill I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  4. eddy611622

    eddy611622 Junior Member
    from N.W. PA
    Messages: 10

    Angle cyclinder rebuild

    Well I think that I bought the wrong seals. I went to NAPA and got (2) aftermarket (S.A.M.) replaces MEYER part# 07705 seal kits. My cylinders came apart easy but the seals where in such bad shape they fell into pieces. I cleaned everything up and started to reassemble. After a few tries I realize that the new set of seals has more pieces and is about 1/2" thicker. Is it possible that my cylinders take a different kit? Maybe a MEYER part# 07831? Tomorrow I can drive to a town about 25 miles away where they have a snowplow shop and get the right ones. Does anyone know what seal kit that I need? Thanks eddy611622
     
  5. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    cylinders

    ussmileyflaghow old is the plow ?the real old ones only had about three 3 vees 1top and 1 bottom adaptor you can leave some out to make it but the wiper in the gland nut was a special (thin) one . the older one's with the thin wipers usually had a aluminum nut instead of cast iron .
     
  6. eddy611622

    eddy611622 Junior Member
    from N.W. PA
    Messages: 10

    The plow is on a 1980 cj-5. I would guess it is least 28 years old but I'm not sure. I bought it used in 1990. If I can't get the right kits maybe I should just buy some new cylinders. I've seen them on different web sites for $75 to $80 each. I have already spent a couple of hours messing around with this.
     
  7. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    depends on what it is worth to you ,i used to buy them from a company called rodgers industrial but they would have to have sample's , that was many years ago ,dont ask him how much just say you want them . http://rodgersindustrial.com/
     
  8. eddy611622

    eddy611622 Junior Member
    from N.W. PA
    Messages: 10

    Yesterday I ordered a pair of aftermarket cyclinders from Mill Supply for $ 173.63 including shipping. I know that I took the easy way out but I've been down that road before. I only use this Jeep to plow my own driveway and one of these years it might even cost less than to hire it out. I keep telling myself that I enjoy doing it and that I don't have to wait for someone to show up
    If anyone needs some old style cylinders for parts if they pay shipping they can have these. eddy611622
     
  9. jtsnowplowing

    jtsnowplowing Junior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 1

    if you still have the cylinders let me know what shipping cost would be to zip code 60453,