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Drilling the frame?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by connplow, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. connplow

    connplow Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Meyer plows require a 1" hole in the frame for the brackets. What's the best bit to use when drilling the 1" hole in the frame of my jeep. Bi-metal hole saw?
  2. '76cj5

    '76cj5 Member
    Messages: 78

    That's what I used. Greenline was the manufacturer. It's still sharp. Go slow and use lots of oil.
  3. connplow

    connplow Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    thanx, i hate starting a project with the wrong tools.
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Amen! Nothing worse then being stuck in the middle with a dismantled truck and you're missing that ONE tool to finish.
  5. ppandr

    ppandr Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    You'll be suprised on how thin the frame actually is....
  6. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Try doing work on a Cherokee! There isn't even a real frame on the thing. But knock on wood, it's served me well for years.
  7. The Duke

    The Duke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 79

    Very true. If you are able to weld, drill the hole larger and weld a sleeve into it. A hole like that in the frame is a great weakness.
  8. connplow

    connplow Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    1st run

    finally got a chance to use the plow last night, a real whopper hit our area (3"). plow and jeep worked great. had to plow the driveway twice because i realized i left the skids on. i'm new at this so i can live with a few mistakes.
  9. mnormington

    mnormington Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I'm a total noob so please forgive me if this is a stupid question, but aren't you SUPPOSED to leave the skids on? I thought they were there to help keep you from catching the blade on stuff like expansion joints in the driveway.