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Need 87 to 91 F250 Mount pics

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by JD_F250, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. JD_F250

    JD_F250 Junior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 26

    I have a 87 f250 diesel and i got a plow off a 78 F250 but i need to make my own frame mounts. Its mounted but i need braces from the bottom up to the frame. I was hoping i could get some pictures of how they are normaly mounted. The plow is a mix of parts so i couldnt find anything on the plow manufacturers web sites. Anything would help. Thanks guys.
     
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    the year range is 80-91 F250/F350. here are some pics from a western mount i had on my 86 F250 that i sold. this is off a gas truck. the diesel may have been different due to the larger radiator.

    the western website has a technical library that has pretty good illustrations. i'd check that out too.

    western frame 80-91 1.JPG

    western frame 80-91 2.JPG

    western frame 80-91 3.JPG
     
  3. JD_F250

    JD_F250 Junior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 26

    Yup, thats my plow mount. So im running a Western setup it looks like. The radiator on the diesel hangs down another 6 inches or so over where the gas radiator is. I was thinking about welding up something like those brackets but they would point straight up. i dont know if thats a big deal or not. Ill look at the Western site. Thanks. If anyone has pics of a diesel mount, i could still use some ideas.
     
  4. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    mine was the same, but the back bottom piece of angle iron going across i didnt have and the side brackets were apart of the side kicker arms and mount behind the front radiator support. Also, mine had c channel instead of bent flat u shape metal in the front for the blade stoppers. I sold it a week ago but still think i have pictures of it.

    Ime was on a 88 f450 4x4 though which is the same as a diesel mount.
     
  5. JD_F250

    JD_F250 Junior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 26

    Can u get those pics. I talked to a shop here today and they said 150 to 200 bucks to make some brackets and have them installed. Plus go over all other welds. Is that worth it? I can weld but im sure he can weld better.
     
  6. greywynd

    greywynd PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,343

    I've got some pics of rusty western iron on an 89/90 diesel here, maybe these will help. Looks like I've only got the three of the mounting. If I recall on those side brackets, I think 1-2 holes were factory ones they used, and a couple were drilled.

    image034.jpg

    image041.jpg

    image040.jpg
     
  7. JD_F250

    JD_F250 Junior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 26

    Thanks for the pics. Its odd though, i dont see your radiator. Mine hangs down rediculously far. O well. Best pics i got so far. The western guys drew something for me by memory and these are the pics of what they were trying to draw
     
  8. greywynd

    greywynd PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,343

    That is one of the few diesels I've seen that didn't have AC, so I wonder if it got a smaller rad because of it? I suspect that the way the support piece going up is shaped it would clear any larger/deeper rads as well.
     
  9. JD_F250

    JD_F250 Junior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 26

    My truck does not have a/c either. I dont know. I noticed that from what ive found that gas motor mounts do ot have that bend in them and diesels do
     
  10. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

  11. JD_F250

    JD_F250 Junior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 26

    I think i got everything figured out.Ill get some pics when shes all done.