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Diamond on a MM2

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by SKYNYRD, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    the 8' wasn't wide enough for the ford dad recently got. i found a 8 1/2' diamond moldbord on ebay. it didn't have an A-frame but we got it anyway figuring the design between fisher and diamond is so similar we could make something work. turns out all dad had to do was make a custom length pin to mate the A-frame off a MM2 blade to the Diamond moldboard. brought the blade home sat night and it was mounted sun:drinkup:

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  2. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    there was only a couple of minor rust spots on the plow. since i aint gonna get to paint it for at least a couple more months i figured i would sprayem with ff and let the ff soak in real good. no sense chancing the spots getting any worse before i can paint it:nono:

    also gave the center pin a good coatingussmileyflag

    and if anyone in my area is interested we now have 2 back up blades for sale, neither has an A-frame-->

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=101332

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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2010
  3. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    took a couple days recently to get the plow painted. thankfully it didn't need a lot of prep work. i can't get over how well the 2 spots i sprayed with fluid film came clean when i hit them with the waffle style disc

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    then there's 3 spots i didn't fluid film back when we picked it up and i wish i had. i used the waffle style and a 24 grit disc on these but the rust is still there

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    the rest of the spots were real minor, just a lil grinding and a lot of scuffing with a scotch pad

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    i'm a big fan of the rustoleum professional grey primer

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  4. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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    normally we use rustoleum professional paint as well but, this time i tried the valspar from tractor supply. can't wait to see how it holds up

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    we pulled the springs off so they could get painted too

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  5. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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    dad taped up the red so no overspray would get on it

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    the back naturally wasn't as easy to spray with all the ribs etc

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  6. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    our new plow was really starting to look new

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    sat i took care of getting the springs and brackets done. ran all the springs threw the wire wheel then primed/painted

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  7. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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    used a lot of fluid film in putting everything back together. sprayed and wiped the area behind where the springs went since i couldn't do it easily if i waited til it was back together

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    did the inside of the springs and the side that faces the backside of the plow
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  8. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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    did the inside/outside of the bracket tube

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    all the bolts/washers/nuts

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    then the rest of the entire blade once everything was tightened

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  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
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    nice ingenuity there! The black lift triangle looks slick, i might have to try that one!
     
  10. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

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    i'm really thrilled with the way it came out
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    also added some reflective tape not so much for when it's on the road but more for when it's just sitting in the driveway so ppl see it

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    now we just need snow =)
     
  11. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    thanks! dad had me paint the lift arm black a couple winters ago because the way light would reflect off the yellow bothered his eyes. we've actually had quite a few compliments on the way it looks all black like that
     
  12. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I see red x's.
     
  13. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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    on all of them or just the ones from today? try refreshingt he page or right click the x and select show picture or whatever similar option it may show
     
  14. aperfcrcle

    aperfcrcle Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    that looks so awesome! great job!
     
  15. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    whole bunch of red x's for me bro
     
  16. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
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  17. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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    i don't understand why some of you are seeing the pics and some aren't:confused:
     
  18. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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    thanks man:drinkup:
     
  19. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Thats an awesome job, the reflective tape across the front of that thing looks awesome. I really like the black and red combo. Looks awesome, nice work.
     
  20. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    thanks:drinkup: it's naturally more time consuming to do the plows 2 different colors. my father has been painting the backsides black for years to reduce headlight glare. at the same time tho, just like you said, it looks real cool 2:cool: