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Western frame help on ford

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by backhoehead, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. backhoehead

    backhoehead Junior Member
    from 19540
    Messages: 4

    I hoping someone can identify what I have and what I need to install the plow I have on a 96 F-150 4WD. I have attached pictures of what I have have as far as the frames and was hoping someone here can point me in the right direction. I would like to be able to plow my own driveway about 1/4 mile when we get the ocassional plowable snow any help is appreciated. I do have the equipment and the means to fabricate some parts if necessary just trying to get a starting point and was hoping for a simple bolt on application to the ford. I think the frame that has the pump mount came off of a ramcharger and the other frame suppositly was ford. Anyway I thought one of you could identify what I have and point me in the right direction.
     

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  2. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    The bottom two pictures are unimount mount parts for 80-91 Fords. The front of the frames are different from the 80-91 style to the 92-96 style.
     
  3. backhoehead

    backhoehead Junior Member
    from 19540
    Messages: 4

    Thank you for the information so that eliminates the bottom two pictures can't use those parts, any idea if the top picture could be mounted on a 95 F-150. As I said I think it came off a ramcharger. I have all the parts for it so that will probably be the frame I modify to fit. Cut (cuss), modify(cuss), weld (cuss), bolt(cuss) Drink and wait for the snow.
     
  4. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I'm sure you could get either to work with enough effort, but I'd look around for the right mount if I were you. It was a pain to find one for the 92-96 when I tried last year, but they're around if you're willing to spend the money. Check ebay. Storks will probably have one, although they really like to take advantage of the fact that Western doesn't sell these mounts anymore and they're incredibly expensive. They might take your mount in trade though. Good luck.
     
  5. backhoehead

    backhoehead Junior Member
    from 19540
    Messages: 4

    Thanks again, I'll give it a try I actually know Gene from years ago working on Jeeps in old garage before he opened the shop.
     
  6. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Is the plow frame the same on a 3/4 ton & a 1/2 ton? I dunno. I do know I have a Western conventional mount plow frame from a '92 F-250 sitting outside my shop. Damn thing weighs as much as a Kia though. If you at least want pics, lemme know.
     
  7. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

  8. backhoehead

    backhoehead Junior Member
    from 19540
    Messages: 4

    Adksnowo I appreciate the offer for the pictures but a quick look on the western site it seems the 150 and 250 are different. Thanks to all for the input to my original question and I now know what I have. Thanks again guys........
     
  9. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    The thrust arms are different, but the main frame is the same. All of them can be made to work on each other. I had to remove the sway bar on one of my Broncos for the thrust arms to fit, but it didn't really make a difference. I know somebody that's mounted the sway bar to the plow frame instead of taking it off. If you can find one with the right main frame, I'd buy it and not worry much about the thrust arms.