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Rebuilt Light tower

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by iakentdoz, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I hate the round tube on top and plus the lights are too low. I replace the top tube with a 3"x1.5" rectangular tube and have the ends turned upwards and lengthened. I will be replacing to stock Blizzard light with new NightHawks.

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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2006
  2. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I boxed in both ends and cut a opening on the under sides to be able to bolt the light back on and also to hide the bolts from view.

    I thought the lower frame was kind of week. I welded 1" angle iron to both the left and right up rights and welded a piece of 1 1/2" angle iron to the lower part of the tower.

    I will be able to run wire through the angle iron that's on the up rights and will come out behind the lower cross bar that I welded on. The top bar was drilled and I ran a pull wire (bottom picture) before welding every thing together so I will be able to pull the wires from the top tube down the up rights to the lower cross bar.

    Now the frame does not move side to side, does move a little front to back but I have a fix for that. I will drill a hole about 2" down form where the pin goes in and install a 5/8" bolt.

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  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    Does'nt look to bad, but I would have done a solid bead on all the weld. It would look better.
     
  4. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I thought about it, but I'm not that great of a welder.
     
  5. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    Nice work, and looks great.

    I would like to find a way to hide the cables as well. They just look out of place.

    Chris
     
  6. TRUE TURF LAWN

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    you are anal, **** looks good to me.
     
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    lol, same here...
     
  8. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    Nice. The welds don't look that bad realy. Would look better with a full run though. I didn't think that the tower was weak. IMO
     
  9. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    New NightHawks pictures

    Lights are just where I wanted them with the plow on. Can't wait to try the out in a snow storm.

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  10. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Not real week, but from a company that builds strong plows, you would think they would have put a little more though into building the light tower. The tower is strong front to back, but side to side I though it shook/vibrated while driving. It does not shake any more.
     
  11. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    I think you should have bought the house across from you. 4 CAR GARAGE. Kick ass. lol. Looks good.
     
  12. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    I would put my money on those being condos.

    Still nice.
     
  13. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Duplex's and cost $159,000 and our house was $169,000