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I was lied to, but oh well

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by jeremy85, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    I'm new here and to meyers plows but not plowing, I always ran a fisher on a 3/4 ton to plow my shop.

    Now I own a 97 dakota 4x4 x-cab v8 5-speed and was looking for any brand used plow to do my home driveway with. I was looking on craigslist all summer and just found one for my truck, or so i thought. He advertised it as a 7 foot meyers plow for a 97 dakota for $800. I went, saw it was in great shape, talked him down to $400, threw it in the back of my truck and off i went

    well the frame didn't fit, turns out meyers doesn't make a plow for my year so i guess it is for the older body style

    the main part of the frame fits to the frame rails, just had to drill new holes and modified my bumper brackets.

    my bumper sticks out too far for the hoop to go in to the frame all the way so i drilled new holes for the pins.

    the bottom frame piece that goes to the cross member was 1 1/2" too short so i cut and stretched and rewelded that to fit

    I hooked up the pump unit to a battery and couldn't get the motor to spin, so i bought a new motor.

    now i just have to wire everything up
    i hope all the valves work

    cant wait to get this thing complete before the snow flies

    now don't flame me hard but what kind of fluid should i use in this thing?
    i hear the blue stuff sucks, i hear its good, whats the deal?
    and does napa have this stuff?

    By the way i'm in NH and thanks in advance
     
  2. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    stick with the blue!!!, do not use tranny fluid, it will eat the seals!!!!!!:drinkup::drinkup:
     
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Im with tom, go blue

    ATF works but eats o rings and will frezz
     
  4. Land Decor Inc.

    Land Decor Inc. Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I use the blue. Never any problems.
     
  5. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    not familiar with blue but meyer has there own fluid I got mine at NAPA
     
  6. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Meyer fluid IS Blue!;)
     
  7. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    thanks guys

    do you think this plow is too big for my truck?
    think it will trash my suspension?
    it is the v8 sport, you would think it would have a little beefier suspension then the v6's.
     
  8. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    :drinkup::drinkup::drinkup:
     
  9. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    well, we will have to see how it does and what happens this winter
    i'm not about to get rid of this plow and try to find another
    i will never find another deal like the one i got
    i got about $475 in it now and about 6 hours of my own labor so far
     
  10. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    I did not say you couldn't use it, it will just beat the hell out of it with out suspension mods! your first order of business is to get timbrens installed A.S.A.P, followed by ballast in back. Good luck this season any ? just shoot me a P.M.:drinkup::drinkup:payup
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Actually their newest fluid is yellow. ;)
     
  12. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Ok, I secede you win!:jester:
     
  13. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Cut the plow down.

    We did with a 7.5 foot to make a 6 foot for a jeep once.
     
  14. ameyerman

    ameyerman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    As long as you are just doing your drive you will be fine. It's not like he will be driving across town to make money, he is only doing his drive. ussmileyflag
     
  15. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    he went half off that should told you right there !
     
  16. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    I bought it from a Boss dealer. It was traded to him for a Boss plow. The guy who traded it said it was for a 97 Dakota, so that is what he advertised it for.

    He gave me a great deal cause we couldn't get the pump to spin and we both thought there would be some things to chase.

    I hit him at $300, he said 4, I said ok

    I got it all hooked up last night with a new motor and solenoid and everything works perfect

    about 10 hours total to hack, weld, wire. $500 total invested.
    Can't beat that deal, can ya?