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Weld or replace?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by grandview, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    One of the support brackets broke .Should it be replaced or welded?

    boss bracket.jpg

    boss bracket2.jpg

    boss bracket3.jpg
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    You can weld that.

    (And why is your truck so rusty? Haven't you heard of Fluid Film?)
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And it's been broke for a while so shame on you. Easily welded though. Clean it up, line it up and burn it in.

    Roy's right, what do you do with all the FF you buy? Certainly don't use
    it on your truck, that's obvious.

    Never mind, I don't wanna know. :D
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I live in the road salt capital of the world. Plus the truck hasn't move since the last snow in Feb. I'm still working on a dipping tank to drive the truck through. I didn't see that it was broke at the beginning of the season.
  5. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Never mind the FF, your in for some black Tremclad paint jobs at this point!
  6. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    I would have it welded. A couple years ago I have a few spots on a 95 that need welding, they are good as new today.
  7. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    I hate to tell you but it looks like your just going to have to get a whole new truck :D
  8. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    By the look of all the rust on the break, I'd say you proly didn't really need it anyway...besides that may be the least of your problems...just guessin'
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    The issue is that it is an impact point. All the load is compression and it gets "hammered" when in use. Weld it for sure, but make sure they add a gusset to spread the load.
  10. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Oh yea, I forgot the :D j/k
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Get it fixed yet or is the wife too busy?
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Should be fixed next week. The wife is finishing up her welding class and graduates next week and I'm buying her a new welder for a gift.:D
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Well I know she wears the pants.
  14. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    damn, i just realized the real problem, that is a FORD isn't it? my suggestion, roll it off a cliff, claim insurance:D really though, that is a easy repair, grind off rust, and weld away.
  15. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    You beat me too it!.... There's a rod joke there somewhere.
  16. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    don't lie grandview....your wifey was probably just plowing with it last week!
  17. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    SOB grandview ditch that truck before the wheels fall off from the rust!
  18. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Come to my area and you'll see everything that drives on the road is rusted,even Saturn cars