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? On patching blade

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by caz41, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. caz41

    caz41 Member
    Messages: 86

    I picked up a used rig today, truck is in top notch shape, but the blade not so much. There are several holes in it approx 2-4" in size. I plan to MIG some sheet metal in to patch them. Should I put the patch piece on the front or the back of the blade to weld it on?
     
  2. zlssefi

    zlssefi Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Front is fine, never had a problem doing that
     
  3. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,980

    Would a piece of poly/plastic glued and screwed to the front of the blade be a better idea
     
  4. caz41

    caz41 Member
    Messages: 86

    Never done anything like that before. What kind of glue is used to stick it to the metal?
     
  5. Evil Diesel

    Evil Diesel Senior Member
    from Sharon
    Messages: 201

    I rebuilt a plow last season with a rotted moldboard. I reskined the whole front of the plow. Worked perfectly. Get a piece of sheet metal and have at it.
     
  6. Pool&Plow

    Pool&Plow Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I had the same problem with a 9' fisher I was rigging up for my skid steer. I bought a 10'x4' piece of UHMV plastic 3/16" thick, cut it to fit, and used pan head self tapping screws to fasten it to the old steel moldboard. It works really good and snow never sticks to it.
     
  7. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,980

    Not sure what to tell you. Maybe garilla?

    I've just seen people running around like that
     
  8. 1978K20

    1978K20 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Re-skin

    I replaced the bottom of my blade with new metal. From bottom, up about 6", the entire width of the blade. Butt welded. Sand blasted, painted, and put on a polly sheet. Works great.
     
  9. boatmehcanic

    boatmehcanic Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 23

    Where did buy the sheet of plastic?
     
  10. Fantastic

    Fantastic Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Any pics? And I second the question of where did you get the UHMV plastic sheet from?