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Mount removal

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by farmerkev, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 848

    My buddys looking at a truck, its a 97 GMC 2500, and it has a western mount on it. Im not sure what type, other than that its a western. If he gets the truck, he says I can have the mount. Whats involved in removing a western mount? Is it all just bolt up? Thanks.
     
  2. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,535

    With a mount that old....a cutting torch will have it off in 10 minutes.
    And yes, it just bolts on.....as long as nothing was "fabricated" to get it on the 97;)
     
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    If it's a Uni or ultra you will have to pull the bumper to get all the mount parts from inside the frame rail.
     
  4. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 848

    Im not thinking he will be getting it. But just want to know. Wouldnt a torch damage it? What would you be torching? Just the bolts?
     
  5. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    an impact wrench will take care of most of the bolts. I'd hit them all with some penetrating oil a day or 2 before hand to help.

    There are some that can be tough, and as was said, the longer it's been on the harder it will be to get off but it should be a 2 hour job when you include getting the bumper on and off, maybe 3 or so if you have some tough bolts to deal with.

    -Jer
     
  6. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    What are you going to do with the mount? I would think a torch on the bolts or a strong impact should be able to get it off quickly
     
  7. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 848

    I really dont know what id do with it, its just that he has no need or want for it and Im the only one who knows anything about it. So he said I could just have it I guess.
     
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I'll take it :)

    And if you don't know how to use a torch properly, yes, you'll damage it. I cut most of them off that I remove, just cut the bolts. 88-98s are pretty easy. You won't have to remove the bumper either (unless it's conventional).
     
  9. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Ive got 2nd Dibs after got h-20!!!
     
  10. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 848

    Maybe I want it? Not really. Whats a going rate for a mount on its own? Are they worth much? Ive never really looked.
     
  11. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 848

    I just checked Ebay. :eek:
     
  12. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Not really much this time of year. It is to me b/c I deal in plows and stuff 12 months a year.

    And what did you see? I looked and saw a couple of early F150 mounts that no chance will they pull what they want. ;)
     
  13. supersteve1191

    supersteve1191 Member
    Messages: 38

    I got dibs if the 2 ahead of me don't want it!!!
     
  14. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 848

    Even half that would be fine in my pocket!
     
  15. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    PM me what you want for it. ;)
     
  16. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 848

    I wont be getting it. :p

    If its there long enough, I might make an offer, but then Id keep the mount, and get a plow for it.
     
  17. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Lol, no prob.....I have a few of them laying around, I buy/sell them is all.