? about unimount on NBS

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by panhead9, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. panhead9

    panhead9 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 31

    I have a unimount 7'6" from my 97 F250 that I put on my 07' Chevy 2500 HD NBS Found a new mount from an 02' that I made fit, and had to cut valence etc etc... Not a big deal Now I have installed new keys and shock mount extenders in the torsion bars to level truck and this has changed the angle of the A frame and it is folding over a lot more than it has on older truck I still have not done the paper trick to the springs but I feel they can be tightened more (or actually replaced) since they are 10 seasons old and rusty adjusters. My main question is what everybody thinks about getting a new cutting edge, as my old one is like a smiley face and drilling and bolting it to the old one lower instead of remove and replace to make up about 2" that it looks to me to make the A frame level. My pins sit about 12-1/2" center from ground when measured on level pavement with plow off." :help:
     
  2. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 372

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    Sounds like you need to drop the plow mount down to 9.5" to 10.5" with plow attached & resting on level surface as to per Westerns instructions.
     
  3. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    you could get yourself a welder and some good angle iron and extend the mount downward. Had to that on my dads S-10. Just remember to add a brace to the extended part.
     
  4. OP
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    panhead9

    panhead9 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 31

    This is the proper way to go but I dont want to sacrefice the height I have on the frame on the truck what do you think about raising the pivot point on the A frame to drop it and support it as necessary to lower the rear height of the A frame and then extending the arms that hold the lite bar frame to make level. What do you guys think? Welding and fabricating is not a problem. After all I am running a Unimount on an 07' NBS so I already figured fabricating is just part of the process.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,755

    That's the best way to do it. :nod:
     
  6. OP
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    panhead9

    panhead9 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 31

    Put new springs and adjusters in before this storm and worked well waited to do my own parking lot till after it warmed up and made for a heavy plow as everything was powder at first. And still worked well a little fold over but not bad at all, I will tighten the springs slightly before next storm (If we get one) and see how it goes thanks and lets HOPE for SNOW!
     
  7. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    I would have sold the plow and bought a new one that was made to fit!
     
  8. OP
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    panhead9

    panhead9 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 31

    Mabye you would have, Not Me Now I actually have More ground clearence than a unimount! Very Satisfied