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Broke my plow ram, can u fix???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by uglytruk, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. uglytruk

    uglytruk 1/2 ton status

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    I run a very old FISHER snow plow. I beat the sh*t out of it, and this is what the rams look like. I welded one end back on, and then the patch bashed the packing nut, even though there was about an 1/2 inch clearance. Or so I thought :mad: . When plowing, it recedes into the tube, and voila... Keerak...

    Any ideas how to fix the rusted out end? I may try the machine shop downtown, make a few new ends, as it's a common prob... :crazy:

    Any body have any spare partz? I need a couple straps that run from the lower frame to the top. They're missing from one of my scrap yard gems... :doah:

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  2. uglytruk

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    Speaking of spare partz...

    ...what about one of these lenses?

    Diassapeared with the struts...

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    on my way...
     
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    Mine broke the same way...

    It's a common dilema on a Fisher plow,to tear the end of the ram out like that after they get very old and rusted..the plow I had on my 74 K20 did the exact same thing--I welded a peice of pipe over the end of the ram,also welded a U bolt around the end,it to help hold it on,(like the strap in one of your photos),and drilled the hole for the pin in it...

    It worked fine again,but I later learned a new ram only costs about 50 bucks brand new from places like Northern Tool!..I found a few "spare" rams on a junked plow truck at a boneyard for 30 bucks for the pair,that were in excellent shape!..(it never ceases to amaze me what people JUNK!.the plow setup on the junkyard truck made mine look sick!)...:doah: --but I'm glad they do,I got the entire plow pump setup,hoses,control valve,joystick, and engine brackets for my 82 K20 6.2 off a K5 that someone junked with the plow still attached!..for 40 bucks!...:laugh:

    You can buy lenses for the plow lights at pretty much any good parts store that sells plow lights--they might have to order them..you'll need to know the brand,like Grote,Dietz,Yankee,etc..I've also found nice plow lights on junked plow trucks..I used K-C daylighters with #4000 sealed beams stuffed in them, as plow lights on my 74 K20 for years...they finally rotted out and fell off!:crazy:
     

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