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convetional plow bracing

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by cpsnowremoval, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    i have a 1987 ford f150 with a western conventional plow mount. in the process of making supports to go on the frame. theres a swaybar thats in the cross member and i was wondering if it would b strong enough to take the abuse of pushing snow?
  2. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    Could you clarify that?
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    No you can not attach to the sway bar. I suggest you go to the western site And find the instructions on installing a mount on your truck for and idea as to where and how to attach the thruster arms. Many mounts for that era ford required removal of the sway bar.
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And that one was one of them for sure. :nod:
  5. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    so i can take the sway bar off without much problems?
  6. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    Right. The sway bar just helps with, well, sway, otherwise known as body roll. You may notice a difference but it won't be much of one. I took my front sway bar off years ago and I have a huge lift on my Bronco which makes the roll even worse. It's really not a big deal.
  7. richierichr1

    richierichr1 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I have same problem.I just bought a western plow that was supposed to be on a 90 f-150 and i bought a 91 f-150 and its got the cross brace with sway bar.I couldnt find any info on westerns site or anyplace else.i didnt want to remove unless i was supposed to.could any body assure me it will work ? heres some pics i took.also the mounting holes are opposite of what are in frame.i still think something has to be modified any ideas ? thanks