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best way to remove a welded on mount?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by birddseedd, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    What is the best way to remove a welded on mount? would like to not destroy my frame.
     
  2. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    leave it Thumbs Up
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    o_O doesnt leaving it on the truck kinda defeat the purpose of taking it off?
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Really?? How do YOU think you should remove it without destroying the frame? You should use a circular saw, a torch with the biggest rosebud tip you can find, a chain, and the nearest tree
     
  5. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    exhale after the deep puff
     
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    o_O.........................
     
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    The first step is to not weld the plow frame on in the first place. Torches and cut off wheel and flap wheel grind it smooth.

    Let's this be a lesson to any other green horns lurking on here thinking they will become plowers too.
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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    I wasnt big on the idea when i started. but i made quite a bit with it. drilling a hole at a 90 degree angel without the right tool is darn near impossible. woudl be nice if i had a torch, although im not sure if torching holes is the best way either. next setup shoudl be much better
     
  9. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Dude, cut that frame to pieces and get rid of it. Leave as little of the plow frame on there as possible and grind the welds carefully until they are very thin and almost gone. Then take a 3lb hammer and knock off what's left of the plow frame. I wouldn't put a plow back on that truck at all. The frame could very well be fatigued and weaker from all the welding and the forces of plowing on spots that weren't meant to. And now you will likely remove some frame material if you don't go all the way through in some spots.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2012
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    might be a good idea to have a pro welder find and fix weakened spots?
     
  11. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
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    You DO realize NOTHING I posted would work, right?? Well maybe the chain and tree
     
  12. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I can't wait for the chain and tree video. :yow!:
     
  13. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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    i dont have a torch so dont really know what you were talking about anyway.

    i ll probably just end up taking a grinder aroudn all of the edges of the metal grinding through the welded spots. then clean up. paint over the exposed metal and figure out how newer moutns are attached.

    i can posibly get a torch from a friend and try to do the same with a torch. neve rused one tho. so i may end up doing some repair work to the frame.
     
  14. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    It would be the most entertaining thread he's had:D
     
  15. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Well a rose bud is for hardening or bending steel into or back into (a) shape.
    Why did you weld the mount to your truck? Did you notice that the hitch was bolted to your truck. That's for a reason. But I'll let you figure out why...
     
  16. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Air arc it!
     
  17. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Reminder: No personal attacks against members of the forum are allowed
     
  18. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    Saws all with metal blade.
     
  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Cut everything you can out of the way, Then depending on the room you have either Air Arc or plasma and gouge all the weld metal out.

    No matter how you do it you will, have heat effected zones which will cause issues down the road if you bolt a plow on, have to do some frame repair and destroy the existing plow frame.
     
  20. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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    appriciate the feedback. ill do some research if i am able to get a newer plow.

    when i welded it on i knew it wasnt best pratice, but i did what i had to do to get it working. next setup ill have the resources to have it more properly installed