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Anyone ever make their own mount?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by rusty_keg_3, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Heres the deal, i know this kid, who got some Meyer from his grandpa... Well, it was just the plowside, and i guess some wiring maybe. I havent seen any of it. But he needs a mount and he is thinking of making his own mount... He is going to school to be a mechanic, but he has never welded b4 (we take a welding class together). I said it sounds like a bad idea, especially for a newbie welder, he says it will be fine...

    So has any1 made their own mount?

    Oh, its goin on a 80 somethin (84 or 85) Ford (not sure what size), but it is a dually, and powerstroke...

    Dose any1 else think its a bad idea? Or will it be fine?
  2. Bashby

    Bashby Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    watch ebay and craigslst for a mount. I found a bolt on frame and e60 pump for my truck for $200. (Lucky find!) If he really wants to make his own go to the meyers sits and get the install inst for the truck.It will have a diagram of what you need to replicate.You have to engineer a homemade mount to withstand a lot of abuse. I made one before the craigs list deal and didnt use heavy enough angle iron and it bent a little after 8-10 hrs of plowing (lotsa manholes)
  3. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I sold a set up that was home made on the truck side for $400. It was for a ford. The set up used a meyer blade, a frame, ect and a western power pack. You can tell it was just cut up with a torch and welded up It was cleaned up at all. I think is was made out of 1/4 inch plate. He has plowed with it for 2 years now with no problems. Does not look pretty , but gets the job done. If you take your time and make good welds there is not a problem with making your own mount.
  4. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645


    It takes time but it can be done,

    I have found the easiest way and I have made several frame mounts by making modifications to existing mounts to fit other trucks, I recently took a ford Super Duty MDII bracket kit and modified it to support a Diamond pull-away clevis, worked out very well. With four hours of trimming, drilling, cutting, grinding, welding and painting, you couldn't tell it from Uncle Meyer's!

    I only wish I had taken pictures of it :cry:
  5. brenda

    brenda Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi Nascar 24,
    I bought Diamond Tripedge model 7.5 plow. Thought we had the correct mount package for the plow but it is different. It seems that plow was produced for about 2 years and they quit making supplies for it. So now we are stuck trying to find a match that will fit both the plow and the 1995 Bronco we have or
    my husband and son may have to alter the mount I bought.

    Our neighbor is a welder and may be able to help us design a mount.
    This is becoming a pricey venture. Any thoughts you may have would be greatly appreciated,
  6. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    I would say, since you guys are in a welding class. Have him make it as a class project, that way the teacher will grade it and more importantly give it an OK that it is, or isn't safe. worst case maybe teach can lend a hand with it. I have made a lower mount before, and moded plenty of other mounts to fit my needs. I took a an adult ed welding class at BOCES and made a trailer hitch, another friend made a hitch hauler rack. Any one that is a home welder, not as there job, can benefit from a class. It can teach you new or better technique, and give you a new point of view.
  7. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Can you post some pictures of the attachment points on you plow's A-Frame? Diamond used a few diffrent designs over the past 20 years and If I see what you have I can determine what you have.