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half a day of fabbing = 4 springs

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by birddseedd, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    my plow looks all beefy now.

    you dont think 4 springs is too many for an 8foot do you? am i overdoing it?
     
  2. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Thread worthless without pics !!!!
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

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  4. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Thread worthless without QUALITY Day time pics.
     
  5. 07F-250V10

    07F-250V10 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    My 8ft Western Pro Plus has 4 springs on it so the plow will do jsut fine
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Are both those springs hooked to one bolt? Why didn't you just go straight up like they are now on them?
     
  7. bob coco

    bob coco Member
    Messages: 70

    I can't see that too well but it looks like both springs are attached to one eyebolt? If so that will now be a weak link. You should drill two more holes straight up from the added springs and buy 2 eyebolts from your local dealer and then you will be able to adjust them all individually.

    I personally have done something similar. I have an older 9' Pro unimount which had 3 springs. I left them as they were and added two more springs as the newer setups have. So I now have 5 springs on it. I loosened the tension on all of the springs so it stll trips but no where as much as it did with the 3 spring setup.
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    different holes. ill get a better pic soon
     
  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    im not the best wielder, but they are strong wields
     
  11. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I also fixed my convertable top
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  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Are those wet wipes to take care of your pus$y?
     
  13. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    swiffer for the floors
     
  14. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    My vote for best post on Plowsite for the year 2011.

    ....
     
  15. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    anyone like how i shovel my sidewalk?
     
  16. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,342

    Wow.:dizzy:
     
  17. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    wow what. the wield penetrated the entire length of the steel. its just not as pretty of a wield as it coudl be.
     
  18. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,342

    It's weld not wield. And no, your welds are not strong. I can tell by the "cold toes" in your welds as well as the lack of metal prep. A couple of hits with a 5 lb hammer and that bracket would be gone. What machine did you use for this. This is what you get when somebody buys a welder(machine) and thinks they are a welder(professional person).
    I think the duct tape you used to fix your car's top may be stronger than the welds.
     
  19. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    iv been welding long enough to make a strong weld. i built the undercarriage which has withstood thousands of lbs of force. iv also built both hitches and trailers, none of which have failed.

    so yes, you might THINK you know about the weld because i spelled it incorrectly, but i assure you, iv already put much more force on the brackets than a 5 lb hammer, as i said. the weld penetrated all the way through both pieces, using a 220 stick welder.

    also its curious how you assume i claim im a professional just moments after i said i wasn't.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011
  20. bob coco

    bob coco Member
    Messages: 70

    Don't let those guys get to you. I was once ready to jump on a plane and fly across the country to kick some punks butt for stupid comments that got me boiling.

    He was right though about the prep. If you started with clean metal the welds may look a little neater. I hope the extra springs work out for you. Good luck and may you have a happy holiday season.

    And A Happy Holiday to all. Oh yeah, My boat comes out of the water Sunday so from Monday on, Let It Snow!

    Regards, Bob