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Daimond to Fisher MM(x) project...pics

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by TJS, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    I am hoping the final result of this project will be a MM(x) system that I will adapt my old school 8 foot diamond (heavy sucker) to a MM(x) system for my 02 F-250 SD. I got a uppper and lower fisher MM frame on ebay cheap. It is is shipping, should be here soon. The Fenner pump was from my 85 Chevy. I got this idea from Nascar24/King of Diamonds, where he did this to a sidekick(mount the pump on the frame. Here are some picks of building the box. It is all alum. The heavy plate is under it and bolts to the pump. I have to find a spot to mount it on the frame. I might mount it to the lower A-frame. Not sure yet when I mock it all up. Verticle mounting would be cool too ala Insta-Act but I have to change the tank configuration around. I will be using a 7 pin semi truck connector for the control and a phillips 2 lug for the power. Lights will be connected with weatherpack connectors.
    Here are some pics.

    This is the material. I have 24 bucks into it(angle). The rest was scrap.
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    The layout after the angle was welded and the lower plate.
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    Here is the bottom. This heavy steel plate will support the Fenner pump. This plate will have brackets welded to it when I find a good spot on the plow frame.
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    Here is the homemade sheet metal brake I made from scrap a while ago.
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  2. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    This is the layout of the top of the box. The lines are drawn for bending in the brake.
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    Not a bad bend for a homemade scrap unit.
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    Just a little filing will get it even.
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  3. TJS

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    Here is the pic. I have the sides cut and ready to TIG on. I will drill and tap holes in the angle so the upper box will bolt on.
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    Stay tuned. I will post my project as I progress. Hopefully I will be ready for snow.

    T.J.
     
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    this is something new! i like it. always a fan of saving money by doing things yourself, you get to know your equipment better and you actually teach yourself a lot during the project. wait to see the finished product. keep up the good work
     
  5. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Here is the plow I am going to use for the conversion/swap. This thing is circa approx. early 80s. This beast is heavy. Uses horz. springs for the trip mechanism. It needs some TLC and paint but that is about it.
    T.J.

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  6. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
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    Looks good, can't wait to see the end result :)
     
  7. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    You know, I've seen the odd Fisher with a Diamond blade before.

    I've often wondered why there isn't many members on here with Diamond plows, around here Fisher is #1 and Diamond #2.
     
  8. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    My black truck in the picture uses a speedcast mount set up hooked to the Diamond Plow.
    T.J.
     
  9. evertonyardcare

    evertonyardcare Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 17

    new truck

    :blush2::blush2:nice
     
  10. fedspunisher

    fedspunisher Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 89

    Did you make that bender? Pretty neat design. Everything looks great! I really enjoy fab work and enjoying seeing and learning from other peoples work.
     
  11. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Yes I made the bender. It is actually called a Brake.
    Thanks.
    T.J.
    ps- more fab. work to follow this weekend. Hopefully will get the box all tigged together and drill and tap where the attaching bolts will reside.
     
  12. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    More progress. Got the box completed. I started taking apart the Diamond Plow A-frame assembly and separated it from the plow. I am going to get this thing sand-blasted next week. Here are some pics of the box tigged together. A little rusty on the aluminum welding but it came out O.K.

    T.J.

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  13. TJS

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  14. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Got some more work done today. This is the nity grity of converting the Diamond A-Frame to match the lower gear of the Fisher Minute Mount frame.
    Where the A-frame mounts on the Fisher is about 1 1/2" difference (Diamond is wider).
    So here is goes. Broke out the plasma cutter and cut away. I then ground the ends as square as I can get it. I started the mock up (see wood). I need to lengthen the A-Frame as well. I need to get about a foot or so of 2x3x1/4" wall rectangle tubing tomorrow. I should have this fully welded by next weekend. After that strip the plow and paint it. I need a couple trip springs as well.

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  15. TJS

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  16. TJS

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    Did not really get much done this weekend. Too many other "to-do's".
    I did get some steel for the A-Frame. Everytime I buy steel it seems to go up. I got 4 feet of 3 x 2 x 1/4"wall and it was 42 bucks.
    I also needed new angle cylinders. Mine were shot and rotted. I got these beefy ones (free from a buddy who had them laying around). The cylinders are 2.0" vs 1.5" diameter. They are a little longer than the stock ones but that is no big deal. I will make new stops if I need to.
    T.J.

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  17. 6.5LTDFisher

    6.5LTDFisher Member
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    gorgeous welds... did you pick that headgear for minute mount up off ebay?? i was gonna do a hydraulic minute mount conversion then found a sweet deal on a minute mount 1.. Nice project!
     
  18. TJS

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    Yes I got it on E-bay for 195.00 new. Shipping was a little steep but still a pretty good deal for new when others were selling these for 250.00 for used and rusty.
    I have a couple days off from work later this week and I will be finishing the mod on the A-frame.
    T.J.
     
  19. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
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    when modifying the aframe why not move the angle ram mounts back a bit.

    take and figure out the diffrence from stock to the new beefy ones and move them back a bit and reweld. be real easy at this point and look super also.
     
  20. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Got some more work done today. Lining this up was more difficult than I thought. This is the second design. The first design took me most of the day and I scrapped it and started over. This is what I ended up with. Full welds and maybe some gusseting tomrrow.
    T.J.

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