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Need help on mount

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by wmars1776, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. wmars1776

    wmars1776 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hi,
    I am new to this site and have a question. I have a 97 Chevy Silverado with the tubular Meyer mount for a 7.5. I am looking at a 2003 GMC Sierra. Knowing my luck the mount on the 97 won't fit on the 03. There is one dealer in Rhode Island and he is telling me the mount is $800 (not installed) Does this make sense? Any advice would be appreciated. Is there a way to modify the existing mount to fit the 03? BTW - I only use this on my property and a couple of neighbors - not heavy use.
    Thanks,
    Bill
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  2. Tahoe99

    Tahoe99 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 76

    I'd never pay 800 for the moumt, but I know that's the price. Check Ebay and craigslist. If you are good with tools, you can probably adapt the one from 97 to 03 (are they both 1500 ?). My first plow mount (Snoway) I converted from 96 Bronco to 2006 Ram 2500, and now I adapted Hoemsteader mount from 2002 Jeep Liberty to 06 Explorer. I used angle grinder with a cutting wheel and 1/2 drill to make 1/2 and 5/8 holes. It's a few day process, I would pre-fit the old mount to the new truck, see what brackets I am missing, would make templates out of 1/2 plywood and order them from a iron shop. I would just tell the guy;this is what I need but in iron :) It'd cost me $ 150 vs whatever the dealers wanted.
     
  3. wmars1776

    wmars1776 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    plow mount

    Thanks for the info. I figured it could ba adapted. All the basics are there just maybe a little welding. .
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    http://www.meyerproducts.com/eztransfer/originalvehicle.asp

    use the easy transfer system it will tell you what you need not only black iron but wiring as well. I suggest you buy a pre-designed unit rather then build the mount. it should be relatively easy to find used if you don't want to spring for a new one.
     
  5. TubedYota

    TubedYota Member
    Messages: 45

    The way I look at it is "If it's made of metal it can be done" you prolly only need the mount for the clevis for your truck and some wiring, but shouldn't be that hard to do. I'd suggest talkin to Chuck......you can even fab up a clevis mount to your truck as long as you make it strong it should be fine.
     
  6. wmars1776

    wmars1776 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    plow mount

    Thanks for that link - that makes it very easy!
     
  7. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Hi

    If you find the correct mount and want to sell the old one keep me in mind, I'm just north in Mass.

    Jay
    508 753 6617
     
  8. wmars1776

    wmars1776 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    OK I will let you know. there is a local guy who says he can convert it. Checking that out this weekend.
     
  9. RickInTennessee

    RickInTennessee Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 9

    Im looking for a EZ Meyer mount for a 95 chevy 3/4 ton ...I have a mount that came with the plow that came off of a 96 Ford F-450 if anyone would be interetsed in a trade or wants to buy the ford mount that would be ok too
     
  10. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Hi

    Is your 03 a 1500 or 2500?

    If it is a 2500 I have a mount that I would be willing to trade.

    If yours is a 1500, before you cut up the mount I have a EZ Mount classic that is in good shape, it would be a good candidate to modify for your 03, I'd like to see if we can work some type of trade.

    Let me know
    Jay
    508 753 6617