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Uni-mount revive

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by x.system, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Started tear down today, parts are going in for new powder tomorrow. While its getting powder I plan to tear down and replace hoses, fluid and hardware. I'm replacing the lights with nighthawks and converting it to a 3 plug. I am also eliminating the light uprights.

    Anyone know if I can buy the upper red light bracket seperate on the HTS plow? I couldn't find a parts break down on that plow.
    http://www.westernplows.com/hts.asp

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  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Light bar is p/n 69509. You may want to consider making your own if you have the means. Shame to pay good $ and have to chop it up.
     
  3. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Dropped the blade off this morning, should have it back in a week. I picked up some steel to make my own light mount like you suggested. I'm going to tear down the rest of it tomorrow after I make the new light mount and have that to the powder coater by Friday morning so I can get it back the same time I get the blade back.

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  4. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Got my parts back early so I started assembly Wednesday while it was almost 70 out. Got my truck side mount as well so I was jumping from truck to plow trying to get it all wrapped up. Finished up the truck side about 1am and the plow this afternoon in the drizzle, my 14 year old did most of the plow assembly. Waiting on 1 more part to finish the light system, new lines to install yet so I should have it ready early next week. Western sent me decals but its to cold to install them now.

    Blast & Powder molboard, $150 at PCS in Greenville MI. These guys are the best when it comes to powder. I've used them coutless times and their powder really holds up great, just wish the molboard was in a little better condition.

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  5. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    very cool. I have been redoing mine as well and hope to have it back together tomorrow. Definitely post pics of the new light stand, I am very interested in that mod.
     
  6. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    As am I. I'm planning on building one sometime this year as well.
     
  7. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Wow the plow looks great! Just did mine last year. The only thing i'd recomend doing is sealing the spaces between the welds so salt doesn't get in there, seems like those are always the places that show rust first. Are you going to paint the pump too?
     
  8. shott8283

    shott8283 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    any reason why you didnt repaint the motor/pump housing? looks AWESOME!

    would love to see pics of your light mod and some more details about the three plug.. thanks!
     
  9. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Its not getting very warm here and I don't really want to heat the shop just to paint the pump. It probably will get painted but its not a priority right now, if we get another warm day I'll pull it and paint it.. My parts didn't make it here so looks like next week before I can show any pics of the light setup.

    The 3 plug is just the new wiring with the iso mod. It was a package deal that came with the nighthawk lights so I could wire the entire truck and plow. Got to thank Western1 for that setup. It was a breeze to install, just need to drill a hole to run the controller wire into the cab yet. Should have that wrapped up today. Mounted the joystick to the center console like I've seen others do on here.
     
  10. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 678

    Thanks for the kind words. Would like to see some pics of the plow when you are done.
     
  11. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    New parts came in so I was able to get back on this and finish it up. Originally I had bought angle iron to build the light mount, then after looking at it more I decided to go another way. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible so I bought 1/4" x 2 1/2" flat stock and used the original mounting holes on the frame. Then I added a small piece of angle to attach the top.

    We also had a couple more warm days so I did repaint the pump and did a fluid change, added markers and applied the decals.

    Still have a few things left to do to the truck before its ready but that will be done next week.

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  12. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    Holy cow. I gotta admit I wasn't interested in doing that modification all that much UNTIL I saw the pics!

    Did you get the lights and mount used? You mind if I ask how much that modification cost you?
     
  13. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    I got the lights and complete wiring system (truck side & plow side) from member Western1, the wiring was used but in very good condition, the lights and light harness was new. The red bracket is also new and was about $160 shipped from Jim at Equipment Specialists here on the site.

    With everything figured in I'm at $2375, that includes buying the plow, parts, powder, nuts and bolts, everything, and I still want to put a flap on it and maybe wings. This is my first plow rehab but I actually like doing it, just wish I would have done a few things different but live and learn I guess.
     
  14. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    hahha.. I am doing my first plow refurb as well. Just have not posted pictures because I don't have the truck side installed yet.
     
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Hope you allowed enough room for the the lift arm when fully raised. By the pics it looks like it may be a little tight.

    Looks good otherwise. :drinkup:
     
  16. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    My mount was probably the easyest part of it all. My truck is still lowered 2" in the front and 4" in the rear so thats all I have to fix yet. I'm just going to put in leveling keys and my blocks back in when I can get it on the lift and I'll be all set.

    I've had the plow on and off the truck about 5 times in the last 3 days trying to figure out light height where it wouldn't interfer with the pump and still put light out over the plow at full height.

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  17. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    Nice job mixing old with new.:cool:
     
  18. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    I should have said new with old.:drinkup:
     
  19. Racer593

    Racer593 Member
    Messages: 71

    Just rehabbed mine and I am REALLY digging your headlight setup. Very nice work. Looks factory, which is probably what you were after.

    Chris
     
  20. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    I would like to add that hts bracket to my pro as I am refurbing my now I guess I can always upgrade the lights later I really like that setup.