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Custom Plow Mount and Wings

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by NickDe03, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. NickDe03

    NickDe03 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I just finished up this custom mount and hoop for my 99 F250. I made a similar one for my 92 F250 last year. I used box tubing, 1/2" and 3/8" plate.

    I just started the wings and hope to have them finished this weekend. They are made from 3/16" plate

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  2. NickDe03

    NickDe03 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    some more pics

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  3. NickDe03

    NickDe03 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Here is the setup i made for the 92 ford along with a back rack i made and some recovery hooks i burned out of plate.

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  4. Pro-Lawn&Ground

    Pro-Lawn&Ground Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Skillzzzzzz ... to bad its a Meyer plow ... I wish I could weld like that ... I need to learn it;d make life so easy
     
  5. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Looks good. Need some lights to finish it off.
     
  6. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    looks great nice job
     
  7. forwhlr989

    forwhlr989 Member
    Messages: 35

    looks like really good work. about how much time and materials cost do u have in just the mount if you dont mind me asking? thanks
     
  8. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Looks good man. Last winter I made a boss RT3 Mount for a 06 Dodge.Looked just like a factory one minus the boss sticker. A new one from boss was around 500 and I bought the steel for about 100 and I figured about 5 hours of my time so I came out a little ahead. Its fun to fab stuff like that if you have the right tools and equipment. Keep on welding! Everything looks great!
     
  9. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    A lot of hard work right there. Very nice job.
     
  10. NickDe03

    NickDe03 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Thanks guys! i have about 12-15 hrs in the mount and hoop. I have about $60 in material, but i also used a bunch of free plate material too.

    Here are the pics of the Wings. I just need to ad the rubber on the bottom. Anyone have any ideas on where to get good thick rubber?

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  11. toyotaplow

    toyotaplow Member
    Messages: 84

    Look for some old conveyor belting at a local gravel company, I use that stuff for everything.
     
  12. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I have tried a few things on my wings with little success. I used some cow mat that is thick and heavy but did not wear well. I then tried some old semi mudflaps. They did better still not that good. I am trying some belting that my dad got at an auction this year. You can go on ebay and get the wing rubber for like $30. That is what I am doing next if the belting does not hold up.
     
  13. Chillerq

    Chillerq Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    how about an old tire?
     
  14. NickDe03

    NickDe03 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Yeah if i cant locate the rubber that i am looking for then i was thinking of using the tread off of a tire
     
  15. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You buy 1.5'' thick rubber works the best I have western plow with the western wings I bought 6ft x 10'' think gave $160 ship to me goggle rubberco
     
  16. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Good work on some neat little projects. I would suggest 1 in urethane for the wings, but thats jmo.
     
  17. NickDe03

    NickDe03 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Yeah i just checked out ebay on the 1" urethane and i dont think you beat the deal. two 10" x 12" sheets for $45 including shipping. i think im just going to go with that. Thanks for the idea.
     
  18. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I had poly for the edges of my old pro wings, worked great compared to the rubber edges.
     
  19. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    No problem. I have tried lots of different edge material for "prowing style" wing edges. 1in urethane has been the best overall for us.
     
  20. Dubl0Vert

    Dubl0Vert Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    Awesome thread, great fab work, good pictures!