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#1 dragster fever

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

i got the 77 chevy gmc snow plow today and looked it over . the plow needed to have hydraulic lines so i googled western snow plows the pump i think is run by an electric motor so i think there should be power cables running from the pump motor to the battery?.anyway heres a couple reference pictures showing the hydro lines and the inside cab control . if anybody knows the correct way please let me know also is the chain factory or did somebody invent it :D Attached File  western.jpg   43.15KB   33 downloadsAttached File  western plow control.jpg   32.92KB   33 downloadsthanks fo looking

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:31 AM

Unfortunately I don't have any experience with the Western-type plows so I can't help you there. My efforts with this kit will be concentrated on converting it to a Fisher-type plow.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:19 AM

I built only Meyer plows... But I think if you look on the Western website you can find a lot of info. http://www.westernpl...om/wp/showroom/

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

Maynard,

Not sure where in Illinois you are located but there should be a truck with a plow nearby that you can look at to get a better idea of what you will need to do to get a good representation.

To answer some of your questions:

1. The chain is factory installed on Western Plows and a decent replica can be found in the jewelry section of a Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

2. The hydraulic lines can be replicated using some black colored wire or small diameter hose. The lines should run from the two power rams or hydraulic cylinders to the pump assembly that is on the front of the truck.

3. The control cables would run from the pump/motor assembly on the front of the truck to the floor or dash mounted control box.

4. The control box is about 4 inch square in 1:1 size and a smaller shifter would be close in size to replicate one. Older control boxes were red with T handles and newer ones (like the picture in your post) were black with a more rounded type handle.

If you want to further add realism to the plow assembly, it is missing the skid shoes on each end of the blade. These were installed to raise the plow up slightly to keep the wear bar on the bottom of the plows from wearing out prematurely. A simple search should yield a quality picture from which to build them.

I need to get my butt in gear and get my plows built and you have given me some ideas for added details.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:51 AM

thanks to all for replying and the information i just thought the hydro lines and cables would give more realism i was also thinking about makeing mini sand bags for some added weight in the bed. ;)or maybe a load of firewood

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:29 AM

I will be ordering some more resin cinder blocks from Danny at Scenes Unlimited to put in the bed of one of the trucks I am building. I also have a couple of engine blocks from the AMT '66 Nova that will be weathered and tossed in the back of another one.

If you are adding the hydraulic lines and cables, make sure you add the wires from the lights too.

I may try my hand at making a tailgate mounted salt spreader, just depends on time.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:08 AM

thanks mikemodeler it never crossed my mind about wiring the lights or the cinder blocks or the spreader.my next kit to get .Attached File  mount-n-goat.jpg   50.19KB   4 downloads