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Chevy push plate question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by irocz600hp, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. irocz600hp

    irocz600hp Member
    Messages: 54

    OK guys i need help again. My push-plates from a 8600 gvw Chevy bolted up to my frame side rails on my 7200 gvw truck. The problem is where it bolts with 1 bolt to the crossbeam on the frame its about 2 inches away should i just use some steel plates and space it. DO u think this would be safe. I'M working on a 88 2500.
     
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I think that is the only difference.You should be able to make up a small spacer to fill the gap.
     
  3. irocz600hp

    irocz600hp Member
    Messages: 54

    do u think

    do think i should weld the plates to frame for extra protection
     
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I would weld the spacer plates to the plow frame,or push plates,not the truck.

    I think on the proper plow for that truck,they come already welded on.
     
  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    I have done the same thing before. This is the only difference in the mount that I know of.

    Weld to the plowframe and bolt to the truck. This is always the best option.
     
  6. irocz600hp

    irocz600hp Member
    Messages: 54

    what did u use for spacers
     
  7. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Anything mild steel will work.It may be easier to tack a few peices of 1/2 plate together instead of trying to find 2" material.

    A machine shop may also be a good place to look as they have lots of scraps lying around.
     
  8. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    IROC......What years are the trucks?

    I had to drill 2 holes in the one side of the frame
    when installing/ swapping my western from my
    90 to 94 to 97 1/2 ton trucks. No spacer was
    needed as the push bar was tight to each side
    of the frame.

    My 01 the plow shop had to drill 2 holes also to
    install my ultra-mount...But no spacer used either.
    ................geo
     
  9. irocz600hp

    irocz600hp Member
    Messages: 54

    the truck I'm putting it on is a 88 7200 gvw
    came off a 92 86 gvw:gunsfiring:
     
  10. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    IROC........It seems to me if they are both new 88
    to 98 same BODY STYLE they should swap right
    over no prob.
    Mine did..... no spacers etc. It was a western and
    the bolt holes already in the one side of the frame
    matched perfect. The other side had to drill 2 holes.

    Ya could call the dealer and see if they are the
    same part #s.

    But the guys here are right ...weld the spacer
    plates to the push bar 1st.

    Good luck........geo:D
     
  11. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    TOO bad Rob 75V wasn't still with us !

    That guy could fab up ANYTHING !