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New Toy

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by paponte, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Finally in, picked it up today. This one is going on the UD. 9' BOSS. Gotta wait till after christmas to install it. I think the wife would kill me if I did it while the family was in town. :cool:

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  2. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    Don't you just hate it when you can't play with your new toys until the family leaves. :nono: Just like being a kid......Wait a minute we are all kids our toys are just more expensive now that we are a little older. Nice looking plow:cool:
     
  3. bluenite608

    bluenite608 Member
    Messages: 95

    what are you installing it on???? I am on Long Island too and I am glad to see that there will be someone else praying for snow!!:nod:
     
  4. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    It's going on a UD cabover.
     
  5. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    !!IT CAN BE DONE!! No one made a kit for a UD. Started today at 9am, and pretty much finished by 2pm. Not bad for fabricating, and rigging things to fit. I used a mounting kit for an '03 Mitsu, but chopped, welded, sawzalled and drilled the cr@p out of it. I am pretty confident it will hold up to any abuse. Only thing I haven't done was the high/low beams. The truck has the older style 4 headlights, and I am sure it will take some toying around with to get just right. It's New years, and everyone wanted to get home early. Happy new year everyone!

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  6. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Pretty kool, I'm just wondering how that thing will plow, pretty big for doing smaller commercials. You must have some larger accounts.

    Looks good though :)
     
  7. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 480

    paponte

    You will love that truck for plowing,its like a tank.
    How much clearance do you have under your push frame to the road? That is a problem with my Mitsu. The frame drags on the ground if you go up a drive with much approach angle. Also will hit into the top of curbs when pushing back. I looked into different springs but not that much better for the price. I got new Cooper 235's m/s for the front this year and its 2" higher than the standard 215 highway tire. I have 8" clearance now, much better.

    Gene
     
  8. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    As it is now, the bottom of the pushbar sits 11" off the ground. I am going to have the front springs rearched, and possibly one added this week. Boss reccomends 15 1/2" clearence, but that sounds awefully high to me. :cool:
     
  9. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 480

    That is high,you should have pleanty of clearance. The spring work you are talking about is expensive. Very limmited options for my truck. I have heard about 2 different instanceses where Mitsu 4x4 frames got bent because the plow frame was not parrelell to the push frame. Good Luck.......

    Gene
     
  10. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    It's gonna cost me $400. do do the 2 fronts... re arched, and an extra spring added. How it sits now I am not worried about the plow, but the springs are looking a little flat to me. I am going to throw 2-3 yds of sand in the back, and see if it offsets the front at all. If not I will be doing the spring work. Go to a spring shop and ask them what they think for your truck. There are always other options. :cool: