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Vw pick up snow plow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Bill 211, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Bill 211

    Bill 211 Member
    Messages: 40

    I'm a big vw nut & over the summer i went to this show & came across a 80's vw diesel pick up with a home made plow on it ,notice the shock is actually a strut off a car , & the red box is a set of snow chains , keep in mind its fwd

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  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    How wide was the plow? Nothing I would want to use.
     
  3. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    people.....never.....cease.....to....amaze....me
     
  4. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I know someone who has one of these lol. funny to see a plow on it
     
  5. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    ya good luck with that
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,524

    needs a vee
     
  7. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    hope those are grade 5 bolts holding that thing on......... :).......... hey if it works, kudos to him
     
  8. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I wonder if he realizes plows trip forward, not backward?
     
  9. bharry20

    bharry20 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Is it just me or does the frame work for the plow seem to look like bumper jack material? And the angle the winch is on for the lift!:dizzy: I can't imagine that it lifts to well!
     
  10. 350-CHEVY

    350-CHEVY Member
    Messages: 81

    wouldnt be surprised if he folds the frame just trying to lift the plow with the winch on that angle
     
  11. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    so what happens when those 2 nuts vibrate loose about 2 turns and the bolts fall out, maybe its a self unhooking plow :confused:
     
  12. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    see what you can build with the leftover junk in your garage :dizzy:
     
  13. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    it looks like it will fold over and crumble as soon as he drives forward.
     
  14. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Good eye. I don't see how that spring works for a forward trip.
     
  15. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    Honestly though, it will probably work for what it's intended for, which I'm assuming is just to clear his own driveway to keep the dude from having to shovel. Hell, even I've made up some crazy stuff before. Has it been super strong and enough to handle commercial plowing? Hell no! But was it enough to keep me from having to break out the shovel? Yup. We're talking wooden blades/frames for my tractor (when I was younger). Wasn't great, but it saved me work, and that's what mattered.
     
  16. Tacr2man

    Tacr2man Member
    from England
    Messages: 57

    I would have thought it would be better value to shovel it than having to fit a new radiator when that folds up and comes thru the front payup:dizzy:
     
  17. VAhighwayman

    VAhighwayman Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Here's one a buddy of mine sent me in email. He really didn't say
    if he found this on line or in his travels but he said it was a highway dept with a tight budget!

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  18. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    it looks like that has a manual lift that comes through the cab :confused: looks a little stronger than the other one though :eek:
     
  19. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Did he at least win a trophy?
     
  20. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    Brooke Shields was right about German engineering