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Western HTS Flag fix

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by testrat, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. testrat

    testrat Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    These following pic are how i have fixed i think - the flag issue - of them breaking off with very little use. these are the oem flags, that broke off basically flush on the bottom. i have a lathe, milling machine, and band saw, among other fabricating tools.. The sleeve is 3 inches long, 1½ inchs dia. I had a block of Alum. that i turned down, and bored out part way. bottom is solid around 5/8" thick, or maybe 3/4" i think, that i drilled and threaded, but didn't drill all the way thru. Did drill pee hole thou in the center for water to drain and in the bracket it bolts to also. i slit the upper section with my bandsaw. and used muffler clamp to squeeze the flags spring and hold it in place.

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    Direct link to all pics: http://s848.photobucket.com/albums/ab49/testrat/Sno-Plow Flag Repair - Western HTS series/
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    i think this should do the job...
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  2. testrat

    testrat Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    now, just watch... i'll almost bet i don't get hardly snow this year.