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Toyota mount question ?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by 2003mikem, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Toyota mount question ?

    I have a 1985 4runner I am going to put my 6’6” western cable control on.

    I can fab my own mount.

    My question is?

    My 4runner has a 4” lift, and if I make the mount according to western I should have it no higher than 10” of the ground?

    I would rather change the A frame, than drive without the plow and have the mount hanging there.

    What is the most I can extend the tabs on the A frame?

    My 4runner frame is at 29”

    I would like to keep the 4runner side mount as high as possible?

    Thanks

    Oh this is my 3rd plow truck/rig

    4runnerfront.jpg

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  2. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Or could I cut off the A Frame tabs and put a piece of 7X7 tube steel in there to give me the correct dimensions ?
     
  3. peterng

    peterng Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Without overbuilding that thing to the max, I hope you have a lot of experience with fabrication or structural engineering. Please post pictures of your finished rig. I'm a huge Yota fan. Do you have any pictures of your other 2 rigs ?

    I cringe when I see those tires on a plow rig. I remember the lifted 84 chev step side short bed I used to plow with. It had 33's on it. Fun if you like going forwards sideways :)
    Good Luck Mike,
    Pete
     
  4. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    the tires are only 31" not for plowing.

    i had a 2003 chevy crew cab
    and a 1986 sr5 toyota regular cab...
     
  5. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Fabricating is the easy part, here are some pics of the steel for the truck side mount so far

    The angle is 2x3 3/8”
    The gussets are 3/16”

    plowmount1.jpg

    plowmount2.jpg

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  6. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    If anyone has any input that would be great?

    I am basically making one like the stock mount but whit correct dimensions for my 4runner

    plowmount4.jpg
     
  7. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    The mount and side gussets are done. I will be putting it on this weekend.

    plowmount5.jpg

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  8. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Some more mount progress pics.

    Some more mount progress pics.

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  9. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    rework

    I missed a very important angle, I made the mount straight. It needed to be extended to be able to shut the hood. It has been reworked and it ready for paint .

    plowmount9.jpg

    plowmount10.jpg
     
  10. peterng

    peterng Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Mike,

    Nice looking work there. Looks like the frame is plenty rugged. Do you think the frame on the truck will keep up?
    Pete
     
  11. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    The frame on my 86 truck is the same design =, the only difference is a few of the bends.
    But only time will tell.

    With my 1986 Toyota truck I plow the hell out of it. I would still have it but there wasn’t enough room in the standard cab to pick up and drop off my son so I sold it
     
  12. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    here she is all mounted.

    just have to reroute the cables and do the wiring and mount the bu,per back on

    plowmount1.jpg
     
  13. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    here is a side shot

    mount4.jpg
     
  14. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    almost all done just some tweaking and painting and safety check ever-thing and all done

    the bottom of the mount is at 12 3/4 " with plow down and 12 1/4" plow up

    plowdone1.jpg

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