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Western plow restoration

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by WilliamOak, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Here is my plow, its a 99 western 7.5 unimount. I dont have any before pictures but here is how far things have gotten so far.
    oh and BIG THANKS TO DOUG (STROKER79)for being a huge help throughout the process, not to mention taking up the space in the shop!!!

    Plow nearly finished.jpg
     
  2. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    here are a few before pics of the plow.

    Western plow before 1.jpg

    Western plow before 2.jpg
     
  3. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Good luck, hope it comes out good. How come Westerns light design has them spread so far apart?
     
  4. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    congrats looks good. so how were you going to make wings for the plow with another blade? i'm curious and interested now
     
  5. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    Remember Prep is everything. Interested in how it turns out. I just got mine redone a week ago.
     
  6. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Oh ya, prep was a b*tch lol. days upon days of grinding, then 2 coats of primer on everything and then about 3 or 4 (lost count lol I just went until I ran out of paint) coats of primer alone on the moldboard. Only thing left to paint is the front side of the moldboard! Which will also get multiple coats of red.
     
  7. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    so is this gonna be ready for snow plowing season?
     
  8. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    seeing as I have 2 months until the typical first snow and all it needs it the front of the moldboard painted and then about an hour to re-assemble it I would have to say yes lol.
     
  9. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,752

    I did a restoration job kinda like that last year. I had a friend that sand blasted it for me for like $50! That was a nice deal! I didn't spend as much time as I should've finishing it though. But as it was, I just finished it before the first snow storm last year.
     
  10. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Here's some finished pics!!!
    Is still more than likely getting pro wings. but here is how she sits now.
    And a big shout out goes to doug/stroker79 for all of the help with this project! It would still be sitting in my garage as it was when I got it if it wasnt for that guy!

    Plow finished 1.jpg
     
  11. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    k, now you just have to put on your truck
     
  12. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Those wooden steps in the shop were built for people with long legs! LOL.
     
  13. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Seriously? You really paid that much attention to detail. WOW, LOL You're almost as bad as me