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Western Plow Recondition

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by jlouki01, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I bought a dump truck earlier this year and it had a really rough Western plow in the bed. The truck was mint but the plow hadn't faired so well. I snapped a couple photos and will post the finished product. I dropped it off to Hy-Blast in Middletown, Ohio this morning and they had it turned around by 4pm. It's now sitting at a body shop up the rd. getting painted.

    Dissassembly 1 busted nuckle and 1 can of Fluid Film
    Blasting 80.00
    Paint 100.00
    Misc. bolts and Stickers from Central Parts 75.00 ( crap i broke taking it apart ) Have a breaker bar handy. My air tools had no chance at breaking most all of the bolts.

    I noticed some guys on here are using the Rustoleum paint. I figured for 100.00 i'm getting one coat of etch primer and one coat of poly primer and a few coats of red? No sense trying to do it myself. I had my fill doing the dump bed over winter with painting.

    Paint should be done tomorrow according to Hamilton's Body Shop.

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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2009
  2. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Body shop pic.

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  3. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    A few minutes after posting my initial thread the body shop called said they were working late and my plow will be done in the am. He mentioned it was primed and painted he was waiting on clear. Don't think I didn't high tale it down there at 9pm to check it out:)

    This could turn into a 24 hour job.. reconsidering all the DIY stuff I get myself into now.
    It would have been mid november before I got it to this point.

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  4. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Looks good :D. Not sure if you have a sticker kit on order? If not, e-mail western (well you fill out the forum and they will e-mail you from there) I did this and have stickers for my MVP Plus and Pro Plus coming for free. Worth a try!
     
  5. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    It's good advertisement I could see them sending them out. However I already ordered mine from CPW... bah..
     
  6. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    It's good advertisement I could see them sending them out. However I already ordered mine from CPW... bah..

    Also the final tally on the paint was 225.00. Price went up because I wanted it color matched to my trucks which happens to be GM Victory Red.
     
  7. Shaw

    Shaw Member
    Messages: 61

    I didn't know they did that, by any chance I can get a link for that
     
  8. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good, can't wait to see it done.
     
  9. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    The paint is complete i will post a picture after we unload it from the dump truck.
     
  10. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Fill the forum out and they will e-mail you back...
    http://westernplows.com/contact.asp
     
  11. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419