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Plowing Question!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by nappet1, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. nappet1

    nappet1 Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 1

    I have my grandfathers (who reasontly passed away:( ) 1978 Ford Ltd Wagon with a 460 V-8 with about 33k miles on it with snow tires and my tire chains will be here soon! I am having trouble finding a plow set-up for it. Any ideas on were to get one? Can you put a V-blade on it? I have already done most the pre plowing preperations:D . upgraded wiper blades (Bosh 5-blade winter wiper, also replaced the blue washer fluid with the upgraded yellow for better ice melting). I am really looking forward to any help you may have!!!!:drinkup:

    Thanks Mike :salute:

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    Last edited: Dec 8, 2006
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I think it may need some trailer mirrors on so it will make it easy for backing up! Don't forget a strobe light for it.
     
  3. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I am not so sure I would go with a light bar, Try corner strobes, keep the stock image.
     
  4. Northland

    Northland Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Dont laugh too hard... back when I was a kid there was a guy here in Fargo who use to put a plow on ANYTHING!!!! He actually had a plow on a early 70's Cadillac. I was too young to remember details like what kinda plow it was but I would guess an older cable or western or a meyers.... I seem to remember it not having a trunk lid and the trunk was full of scrap iron for weight. wesport It was hilarious watching it run down the street... Talk about plowing in style... Who needs a LT3, a Lariat or a Conversion when you can plow with a Caddy man.....prsport
     
  5. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    I think the hardest part of the conversion is finding the fake wood trim for the plow.

    I do hope you plan on "veneering" the plow to match the wagon. If no get a life.

    Chris
     
  6. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    I have a customer up in northern Idaho that has a plow mounted on a customized VW Bug if you can believe that. Outfitted it with a motor out of an old Corvair and added hydraulic steering brakes. I will see if I can get a picture from him and post it here. I knew that I would get my 100th post up here today. :nod:
     
  7. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i really would like to see pictures of it with a plow let us know how it turns out
     
  8. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 575

    Does that wagon have locking hubs for the 4X4 under those wheel protectors......;)
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,468

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  10. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Why did the image of the car from Ghostbusters pop into my head for plowing? I guess it was for Sta-puf man cleanup.
     
  11. N C Landscape

    N C Landscape Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Maybe Clark Griswold can help you out...


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    Last edited: Dec 9, 2006
  12. wagonman76

    wagonman76 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

  13. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    it probably is worth a lot dont put a plow on it and keep it nice
     
  14. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    Ive had both an 84 and a 85 ford ltd wagon, that I used as hearses for my old job. Great cars, one had 430k miles on its original motor, and was only blowing oil when it went to the scrap yard, Very solid cars, as both took direct rear end impacts at high speed. one froma drunk 18 year old, and one from a 90 year old driver. both cases only the rear door was slightly dented, and the bumpers were pushed in. they dont make em like that anymore.
     
  15. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    I'm thinking a nice Blizzard or 9'6'' Fisher V,hideaway strobes,a nice lightbar.

    You think she'd hold a side wing? :nod:
     
  16. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Aside from the windshield wiper/washer upgrade you certainly need some weatherguard rubber floor mats to plow. With that you'll be all prepped to stick a 9 1/2 foot V-plow on it.:dizzy:
     
  17. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Maybe you could put a small v box salter hanging out the back :dizzy:
     
  18. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    I think that exhaust needs to be alittle longer and more chrome, LOL
     
  19. bigjoe871

    bigjoe871 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    You can definitely get a v-box to fit that roof rack
     
  20. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I'm thinking a nice full sized Vector Bar, and a V box on the roof is a must!;)