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unimount mount question

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by spence700, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. spence700

    spence700 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I have 98 chevy 1500 that i am putting a unimount plow on. i found a guy thats got a mount for sale but he said that it was the older unimount mount. Is there a difference between the older one and the newer ones? Is there any advantage to either one? i will be instaling this myself also. When i talked to the guy, he said that i might have to oval out some holes, does that sound right or am i getting myself into something that would not be worth it? Any info would be great thanks
     
  2. Junior MO

    Junior MO Member
    Messages: 52

    We had to modify our unimount when we took one off of a 92 GMC LD2500 (6-lug) to a 98 2500 (8 lug). We thought it would be a simple swap, but our mechanic had to do some cutting and welding for the mount to work. Dont know the exact difference between the two, but the electrical all worked and hooked up the same. Just the mount was different.
     
  3. spence700

    spence700 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    thats what im trying to avoid, i'd like to just be able to bolt it up, Do you remember or know of anything i should look for to try and find the right mount? I know thats probably a tough question
     
  4. Junior MO

    Junior MO Member
    Messages: 52

    I would try to find one that is specific for your vehicle. If you have a 1500 try to find one that came off of a similar 1500 (year, drivetrain, etc.) to match. I think the reason ours did not work is that we were trying to take one off essentially a 1500 and bolt it onto a 2500 chassis. We did not want to buy another unimount for that truck and since our mechanic is good at fabrication, we just made ours work.
    I would also look on e-bay for that year of truck to find a mount. I haven't looked myself but I'm sure you could find one available for a 1500. You may also contact your local Western dealer to see if they have any used or new mounts for that vehicle.
     
  5. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

  6. cruesix

    cruesix Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    i just installed one on my 97 1/2 ton it was the second version.it went in very easy,just notched the plastic air damm around it and slid it right in.i got some longer bolts so i could keep the tow hooks..total bracket install time was about 30 minutes. i didnt have to modify anything. this is the second time ive done this style bracket on a 1500 chevy and they both were simple..good luck and let it snow

    if you are anywhere near me you are welcome to come look at mine so you know what it looks like
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  7. 33yearsinsnow

    33yearsinsnow Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 111

    Did the guy tell you what truck the mount was off of?
     
  8. spence700

    spence700 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    yea i think he said it was off a 92 2500 chevy, and he did say that he had another one the same that he installed on 96 chevy tahoe that he had to do little modification to. He said oval out some mounting holes. but who really knows what he had to do, and is just trying to make a quick sale. But like i said, i really dont want to put a lot of work into it, especially with snow comin soon, i want to be ready rather than fabricating.
     
  9. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    You might have to ream the holes on the outside of the frame that the bumper bolts go through, pretty common. No fabrication involved just some drilling.
     
  10. 33yearsinsnow

    33yearsinsnow Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 111

  11. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    33, read my first post, explained it and gave links to both mounts there.
     
  12. 33yearsinsnow

    33yearsinsnow Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 111

    Sorry Crash I did not see the web sites
     
  13. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Thats alright, didnt mean to sound like a jerk.

    And a comment from No Lead should follow.....
     
  14. 33yearsinsnow

    33yearsinsnow Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 111

    No problem.