1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

homemade wings

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by res201cue, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. res201cue

    res201cue Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I had some metal laying around and some ambition so I figured Id build a set of wings for my Western plow. I was gonna throw a set of prowings on it but I think these are a little nicer.

    heres some pics the only thing missing is the rubber cutting edges should arrive tomorow.
    sorry for the crappy phone pics

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. res201cue

    res201cue Senior Member
    Messages: 107

  3. res201cue

    res201cue Senior Member
    Messages: 107

  4. res201cue

    res201cue Senior Member
    Messages: 107

  5. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    they came out nice alot cheaper then buying them great job
     
  6. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Looks good ! Let us know how they work out and how you like them.
     
  7. res201cue

    res201cue Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    thanks yeah alot cheaper the matal cost me about 40 bucks and my uncle owns a sheet metal shop so he cut the ribs and bent the skin for me.
     
  8. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    what did u order for rubber?
     
  9. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    Look factory! Great job!
     
  10. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    Nice job Should make a few sets and sell them.
     
  11. res201cue

    res201cue Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I ordered 1 1/2 rubber it came in a 10 x 12 piece
     
  12. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    nice that should work great
     
  13. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    pro plow wings

    I second that. I've seen a few sets made on here and would love wings for my 8' pro plow! So far, no one has offered to sell them!
     
  14. res201cue

    res201cue Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I would if I had the time things are just busy right now but maybe in the summer after school is done I can get some marerials together and throw a few sets together
     
  15. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    with the beaf jerky thread goldpro started I thought we were talking about the wings you eat......:laughing:

    they say there might be a shortage for super bowl sunday......:cry:
     
  16. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    I wish I had the equipment to build some. I noticed on other threads guys using boss wings on western plows. I like the idea if it works. That way they are easily removed! However, let me know if you do!
     
  17. ByDesign

    ByDesign Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I would think that using reg bolts would be a bad idea. Say you hit something and the wing bends, looks like it would bend the bolt and be a real ***** to get off?
     
  18. hedhunter9

    hedhunter9 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    I mounted mine with 3 1/2" Bolts.
    I used standard bolts first to see what would happen.
    3 years later nothing....
    Bolts are holding up... Wings are holding up.
    Wore out 2 sets of rubber edges.
    Bob
     
  19. Oxmow

    Oxmow Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    Built mine 2 years ago...copied from some threads that were built on here.

    IMAG0034 (640x380).jpg

    IMAG0040 (640x380).jpg
     
  20. Oxmow

    Oxmow Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    I did bend the side ribs on my plow when one of my guys tagged a curb. I just took the wing off then bent the ribs back out. I welded gussets onto the blade adjacent to the cross pieces on the wings. It forcefully made my blade a 9 footer straightblade.