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Plow Mounting with Aftermarket Bumper

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by BearClaw, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. BearClaw

    BearClaw Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Hello,

    I run a small side business building aftermarket bumpers mainly for 3/4 and 1 ton GM vehicles. I have had several requests by customers asking for me to make my bumper mounts/ bumper to work with a Boss snowplow. I have found diagrams showing the plow mount undercarriage and my bumper mounting system works with the plow undercarriage. I am hoping somebody could post up some pictures of a plow mounted on a 03-07 GM 3/4 or 1 ton truck. I would like to get a better idea of where the pins are in respect to the frame/ bumper.
    Also if somebody could help me out with some measurements it would be very appreciated. Basically I need to know where the mounting holes are relative to the frame of the vehicle. A couple measurements straight out from the tow hook hole and straight up would be what I am looking for.

    Thanks for any help. Here are a couple pics of some of the bumpers I have made:

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  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I cant help much with the plow situation, but the bumpers look like they stick out too far, they'd get in the way of the headgear. Nice bumpers btw
     
  3. BearClaw

    BearClaw Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I should have mentioned that. The bumper itself stays within the envelope of the stock bumper. It shouldn't stick out any further than the stock bumper does in most places. My main concern is the bottom edge.
    Also, I do realize the pin locations are adjustable up and down. I am guessing, if adjusted all the way down it would clear the bottom edge of the bumper. I need to know how high it is when adjusted all the way up to make sure it clear here also.
     
  4. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    If you have a client that has a boss plow and wants a custom bumper just have him bring the plow with so you can make it work. Tell them you have never mounted a bumper on a truck with a plow so you want to make sure it fits before making one for his truck and then it doesn't fit.
     
  5. BearClaw

    BearClaw Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Normally that is what I would do but he is currently deployed over seas. He wants the bumpers ready to install on his truck next time he is home.
     
  6. SVM1

    SVM1 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Did he take the truck with him?
     
  7. BearClaw

    BearClaw Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Basically yes.
     
  8. 03fordboss

    03fordboss Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 47

    15 1/2" to the middle of the holes with a v plow.
     
  9. BearClaw

    BearClaw Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    These are the basic measurements I am looking for. It would also be helpful to know the distance across the mount. The measurements I need would be on a 03-10 Chevy or GMC 2500HD or 3500HD truck.

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    Thanks for any and all help.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2013
  10. Can you build one for a 08 superduty
     
  11. BearClaw

    BearClaw Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Right now I do not have a bumper designed for that model truck. I am hoping to start working on that model this spring.
     
  12. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    IN order for the plow to mount properly and perform properly the height of the mounting holes must remain within specs. roughly 15 1/2" on a "V" therefore that can not be adjusted. If the truck was lifted etc. the distance between the bottom of the bumper and the mounting holes could change but the the height of the holes needs to stay within specs.