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My truck waiting patiently...

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Brett K, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. Brett K

    Brett K Member
    Messages: 42

    I bought the truck back in July, but finally got around to fixing a bunch of stuff and rebuilding the plow. Here are some before and after pictures. Probably won't see any snow now. Of course, my dog, Zora, can't resist jumping in for a photograph.
    Before pic of plow. It was in bad shape. I had to rebuild everything and do alot of welding due to stress cracks and rust.
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    After pic of the plow.
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    The truck ready to go.
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  2. Stuffdeer

    Stuffdeer Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    Sweet Truck, My neighbor down the street has a 2500 that is blue.

    Nice Trucks
     
  3. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    Nice job, that plow looks like it is brand new now!
     
  4. NEAL

    NEAL Member
    Messages: 98

    Wow! You can't even tell that was the same plow! It looks so different that I feel gullible thinking it's the same one. If you don't mind letting us know, how much did you pay for that plow and how much more did you invest in refurbishing it?
     
  5. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    That's the same plow??? :eek:

    Looks like a side business could be in order payup
     
  6. JeepCreepn01

    JeepCreepn01 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 331

    wow, how much time do you have in rebuilding that
     
  7. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    First picture looks like that plow was burnt... but maybe that is just me...
     
  8. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Wow! excellent job
     
  9. Brett K

    Brett K Member
    Messages: 42

    No, it wasn't burnt. The guy just painted over all the rust with flat black and grey right before he traded it in. I guess he was going for the camo look. The plow came with the truck and I paid less than resale value for the truck, so it was kind of a freebie. I have about $1200 invested in rebuilding the plow and it took me about two weeks and was a PITA. I spent the whole time in the garage listening to the weather channel talking about an upcoming storm to help keep me motivated. Let's just say I would much sooner sit in the cab behind the controls with a hot cup of coffee.

    Actually, the plow was easier than resolving all the issues with the truck. I bought it in Syracuse and it saw it's fair share of salt. It took me a whole weekend just getting off old rusty exhaust manifolds because every damn stud broke.:realmad:

    Thanks for the compliments guys.
     
  10. Dirt_Werx

    Dirt_Werx Senior Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 130

    wow, that looks 2 new, very impressive if thats for real
     
  11. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    very good job on the rebuild of the plow and that truck looks awesome i had a 2000 chevy 1500 and it looked like that and i loved that truck good luck
     
  12. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Dang! He even put the "how to hook up" sticker on it...:dizzy: If that's the same plow...awesome job! Nice Weimer there too, beautiful dogs.

    Buck
     
  13. drplow

    drplow Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    all that work. i would be afraid to scratch it. i would park that one in my garage and use my other plow.
     
  14. Brett K

    Brett K Member
    Messages: 42

    Yep, it's the same plow. I have the busted knuckles and overspray all over the garage to prove it. I had to replace the lift arm with a new one and a new hook up sticker came with it. Under that sticker was the only place that wasn't rusted before so I figured it should go back on. Believe it or not, I used Fisher paint and foam paint brushes to paint the blade. All of the primer used is Eastwood Rust Encapsulater and a topcoat of Chassis Black for the black. The paint works really well.

    Thanks for the compliments on the dog. He makes a great plowing buddy.
     
  15. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    Nice setup you have there, and the restore looks mint straight out of the factory. Welcome to the plowing world of blood, sweat, and tears. You've started off well it sounds!
     
  16. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 575

    Very impressive job, did a double take
     
  17. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    that was an awesome restoration, good job
     
  18. Ian

    Ian Member
    Messages: 96

    Awesome job!

    I need to work on my uni-mount. Getting old and looking rough around the edges.
     
  19. green leaf

    green leaf Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    My two year old plow does not look that good.:cry: