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Install diy

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by leigh, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    How hard is it to install truckside wiring and push plates?.Need to do an install on my brother inlaws 01 Dodge 2500.No luck finding used parts and it looks like parts are about 1k. Or should I just let dealer do it? Plow is a 8'2 vxt. Thanks
     
  2. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,035

    I bet if you read the instructions that are supplied with the plow that even a caveman could do it, if he took his time and went step by step.
     
  3. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    the instructions are very straight forward i promise you
     
  4. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    "So you're saying there's a chance". I have to check to see how we stack up against a caveman! Between the two of us ,a pollock and a hunky it might be worth a try.Maybe instructions will have pretty pictures!
     
  5. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,035

    Yup,

    And you can't fail at trying it unless you never try it.



    I find it amazing that people say " I can't do this ", yet never make the attempt. IMO, making an attempt, and not getting it done, at least shows that you're willing to put the effort forwards to begin with. The only failure, to me, is never trying.Thumbs Up
     
  6. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    The frame is no problem. I hate electrical work.Spent 6hrs today fixing trailer wiring,yikes!
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Whats this One in a Million stuff?
     
  8. bigc1301

    bigc1301 Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    I put the plow , frame and wiring all together. Wasnt bad at all
     
  9. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Ok,it's morning now and I'm drinking coffee not the stuff I was drinking last night when posting:drinkup: Go Pats! Thanks for advice,you've convinced/shamed me to do install ourselves. Know have to go to stealer to deal with over priced parts! Anyone order online and had shipped? Is shipping prohibative? Thanks
     
  10. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,035

    Try Jim

    http://www.plowsite.com/member.php?u=36270


    He's got the best pricing around.
     
  11. 90w250mm

    90w250mm Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 42

    they are not too bad at all to install i have installed on numerous ford superduty trucks, a half ton dodge and a couple chevys. Just follow the instructions, and dont forget your test light to get your ignition power wire. good luck
     
  12. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Thanks, sent Jim a pm
     
  13. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Truck side mounts and wiring arrived mon pm,time to get to work on install!

    plow frame 002.jpg
     
  14. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    make sure you dry fit everything hand tight first . mount should be 15 1/2'' from ground when completed .have fun w/ wiring ! if your mech inclined with the right tools , should be a breeze . for 400.00 you can have a real mechanic or body man install it
     
  15. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    for 400.00 you can have a real mechanic or body man install it
    __________________
    Thanks for the "extra" motivation.I'll take that as a good natured kick in the butt!
     
  16. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    get er dun :mechanic:
     
  17. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Everything is a piece of cake. The wiring is all plug and play. The mount is going to be the most difficult, but you will be fine. Just make sure to use thread lock on the bolts.
     
  18. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Got the mount on this afternoon.Piece of cake. Had my nephew crawl under and do most of work! Lent a helping hand when needed.Toughest part was the u-shaped bolt that gets fished through frame.(01 dodge) Brother in law attached wire to each threaded part and that helped.I spent most of the time painting a piece of furniture for the boss(wife). Wiring didn't come with any instructions.Have to download i guess.No hurry with the weather we've been having

    boss plow install 006.jpg

    boss plow install 002.jpg
     
  19. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    15 1/2'' from the ground ?
     
  20. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Exactly 151/2 to center of pin holes Thumbs Up