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Need height for a custom classic mount and another measurement please

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by mrwolf, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. mrwolf

    mrwolf Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I am fabbing a custom classic mount for my 01 cherokee as a baack up and just need to know how far from the ground to the bottom of the mount (where the eyes are but lets just say to the bottom edge to make it easy). Also how much clearence do you guys have from the very front of the eyes to anything above like bumper or grill?

    Thanks much,

    Z
     
  2. Mems

    Mems Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 202

    Ill get the measurements for you when I get home. It shouldnt be more than 6"'s or so but ill get a definitive number.
    As for the how far away it is from the bumper, thats all going to depend on how far you suck it back under the truck. I put mine so that when looking at it from the side, it is in line with the frame/front bumper which allows for enough articulation of the blade so it doesnt hit something but at the same time its not stuck out of the front 2'
     
  3. mrwolf

    mrwolf Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I sure appreciate it. That is exactly why I wanted to know on how far out front. I want it as tight in as possible. So you are saying forward most part of the holes even with the bumper? I am of course talking about the pin mounting holes that will be permanant.

    6" sounds awful low for the mount as far as height from ground but I sure am not the expert thats why I asked. Thanks again!

    Z
     
  4. fordsuvparts

    fordsuvparts Senior Member
    Messages: 135

  5. fordsuvparts

    fordsuvparts Senior Member
    Messages: 135

  6. mrwolf

    mrwolf Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    OLD style :)

    Yes it is the old one.

    Z
     
  7. fordsuvparts

    fordsuvparts Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    Ok give a little while and I will see if I can find it. I built one last year to fit an Isuzu NPR dump truck we had.
     
  8. fordsuvparts

    fordsuvparts Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    Ok the correct height should be around 10 1/2 to the center of the hole.



    If you look at the bottom of the picture it will tell you 10 1/2"
     
  9. mrwolf

    mrwolf Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Thank you! if I tuck it even to the front of the forward most metal with the bumper will that be an issue?

    Thanks so much!!!

    Z
     
  10. fordsuvparts

    fordsuvparts Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    You need to mock this up with the plow pinned to the mount so that you can get the heights correct and the angle of it correct. I would remove your front bumper to give you some room to work. Also have the pump mounted so that you can get it lined up as well.
     
  11. mrwolf

    mrwolf Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Thats what I will do tomrrow. I can use clamps to mock it upo. Your measurements are a huge help as a starting point though!

    Z
     
  12. fordsuvparts

    fordsuvparts Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    Let me know if you have any other questions. I can send you a private message with my cell number.
     
  13. mrwolf

    mrwolf Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Update. Anyone have any good pics of a custom classic all put together with the light bar etc? This would really help me. A couple side/under pics would help. Feel free to txt them to 317-417-zero78nine

    Thanks,

    Z
     
  14. Mems

    Mems Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 202

    Just a heads up. I also measured albeit late to the game and i was at 10"'s. So anywhere in that general region should work. Im having a ******* of a time finding someone that can cut 1/2 steel but when i do ill give ya a photo. I can give you a photo of what im currently running but its kinda embarrassing, although does work out very well. 3 years no issues.
     
  15. mrwolf

    mrwolf Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Thanks! Now if I can figure out how the pump/light hoop mount in relation to the lower piece I will be golden :)

    Z
     
  16. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    You can't find someone to cut 1/2 inch steel??? Try a sawzall with a metal blade, or a crappy old skilsaw with an abrasive disk (don't use a good new one because the grindings will cut its life short), or an angle grinder with a THIN disk (same as you'd put in a skilsaw, be careful with an angle grinder, they can catch and kick like a bi**h), or an $80 metal cut-off saw with an abrasive disk. Or a torch.