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XLS Restoration

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by MatthewG, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Picked up a complete XLS this week for $3500

    The complete truck side is for sale for about $700, which puts me at $2800, not to bad

    Not sure how far I want to take this project, but here are some pictures, pretty dirty and worked.

    Paint is faded and it needs a few parts, in the last pics, it was washed and I took the remaining stickers off

    I have a new sticker kit on the way.

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  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Not a bad find and not a bad price either. It looks like it has been used but not abused.
     
  3. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    Sorry - I am confused, you spent $3500 on it and now you need to do more to it? Or it is perfectly fine at that price? What kind of restoration?

    I worry with used that the pump or motor will go fast and then you might as well have bought new. I can get a new 8611lp for around $5600 I think, so that always crosses my mind with used.
     
  4. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Loooks nic, hopefully we all get to use our plows more this winter
     
  5. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    Good luck. We run two of them and have had good luck. We picked two up for 3500 a piece mint with truckside's.

    I had actually contemplated offering you a trade because I wanted a stainless xv. But figured then I wouldn't match haha.
     
  6. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I just sold the truck side for $700 - so for plow side only I spent $2800, I think that is pretty reasonable for a plow like this.

    It doesn't need much, fluid change, new teflon wear strip for the wing, rubber O ring that goes around the pump cover, stickers are free from Fisher, and throw on some new wing edges.

    The pump is strong, it was used on driveways for 2 years, just got faded from sitting outside, it is nice and straight otherwise
     
  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Looks good!
     
  8. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Looks good. My next plow will be an XLS.
     
  9. stg454

    stg454 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    How did you get thw stickers free from Fisher? I had to buy my stickers.
     
  10. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Asked nicely on facebook - millions of people on there - hard to say no or give poor customer service, makes them look bad
     
  11. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Got the sticker kit yesterday, fast and free

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  12. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,243

    looks like a nice xls!
     
  13. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Still have not had a chance to work on this, but soon enough. I sold my SSXV last night so this can now come in the garage.

    I picked up $450 worth of parts today including new Urethane not rubber edges, deflector, bolts, o ring, wear strips....

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  14. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    good deal post some pis when u get ur stuff on it
     
  15. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    The edges that are on there look to be in great shape. You can feel free to send them my way and I will recycle them for you!! :mechanic: :drinkup:
     
  16. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I finally got a free day to work on this thing.

    As you can see I removed the cutting edge which will be saved and removed the rubber wing edges which will be junked.

    I took a lot of pics of the wing assembly as Im sure many of you are curious how they look inside, one simple pin is all that keeps them in place.

    What a pain it was to get all the hydraulic fluid drained out, dad and I were wearing most of it till we had it all out.

    Last some pressure washing, drilled holes for the snow flap, primer, and finally got it painted.

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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  17. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Hopefully I get it finished this week, I have a wedding to go to next weekend, which leaves no time for fun stuff like this

    In the background you will see my transfer tank, that my Dad finally fixed, the filler tub fell off the pump and was rolling around the bottom of the tank in the fuel, thank god he has patience, I was just gonna junk it

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  18. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    looks good so far
     
  19. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Forgot these last few, might as well post them

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  20. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    what did u use for paint