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New plow skin?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by blong4life, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. blong4life

    blong4life Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Hey Everyone,

    Broke out my cheese grater, or is it a plow?, to start working on it and I am looking for a new skin. Got a quote of $220 (1/8") from Martel Welding in Tewksbury, MA. 8 FT MM1, anybody know anywhere else or is that a decent price.

    Pics of the fun:p

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    Thanks!
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Look on CL,you can buy a whole used for a grand.
     
  3. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Damn there's not much left to that one. $220 is a good price. FWIW I wouldn't do it that cheap.
     
  4. blong4life

    blong4life Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I got this thing for a good price, just did new harnesses and pump i'll still be in it less than that.

    Alright thanks, it was actually $240 I just double checked.
     
  5. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Does that include material? That price sounds way low to me.
     
  6. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    For that price why not? You can a ss skin for about 300$, search plow armor.
    Also maybe search cl for just a blade??
    If that Martel welding is the same as im thinking then there pretty good people, well at-least the brother is but hes not part of the that business.
     
  7. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    220 is a real good price but ou can get a used blade for that
     
  8. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    240 is a good deal that's what I paid a weld shop in my area to do, just have to paint it!!
     
  9. blong4life

    blong4life Junior Member
    Messages: 15

  10. blong4life

    blong4life Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Finally got a lot done today, the blade I picked up and the minute mount have different length angling pistons so I ended up modifying the A arm a bit, just need to fix the sno foil, do some more grinding and finish up with some paint.

    Also started working on the truck this week too, very productive. Some pics

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    (I know the welds look crappy, took me forever to figure out there was a bunch of slag buildup on my tip)

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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
  11. blong4life

    blong4life Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Had to trim the first bracket a bit for the jack to clear

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  12. blong4life

    blong4life Junior Member
    Messages: 15

  13. blong4life

    blong4life Junior Member
    Messages: 15

  14. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    hids in the plow lights? Everything looks nice btw.
     
  15. blong4life

    blong4life Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Yes sir 6k's with projector lense upgrade. And thank you sir, if only the work was done haha
     
  16. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Have some pics on the light upgrade?
     
  17. blong4life

    blong4life Junior Member
    Messages: 15