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#16 shorty ONLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 10:53 PM

I have a 4 foot blade that I was thinking of making a bit wider like you did. But just the other day I noticed that the ends are bent back. I will have to straighten it and add more support before it gets wider. Or just pickup one that actually fits correctly.



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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:18 AM

I have a 4 foot blade that I was thinking of making a bit wider like you did. But just the other day I noticed that the ends are bent back. I will have to straighten it and add more support before it gets wider. Or just pickup one that actually fits correctly.

 How badly are they bent? Both of the plows I used to make this has some pretty good dents in them, but straightened out easily.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:26 AM

When I welded the sides on, there was a gap between where the two pieces of flat stock where supposed to meet up on the top. I over looked this originally. If I had noticed this earlier, I would have cut the wings, and let the flat stock stick out the 2 inches or so that would span the gap.

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This is the backside of the plow.

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After that, and a couple other insignificant welds I could say I have finished the blade's fabrication! I did take a wire wheel over all of the rough, rusty, or areas with loose paint. I then washed it off and have it sitting in the basement to dry. I am going to let it dry, and the metal to warm up; once that happens, I will paint it. I still have to make the wear edge for it, but that will take next to no time.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:38 AM

This is looking really great.  You're laying down some real pretty welds there son!


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 03:40 PM

That looks plenty strong, Ryan!! Can't wait to hear how it works pushing snow!! Remember, we like pictures!!



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Posted January 05, 2014 - 09:43 PM

Hey, Save that other piece for me! Wait, is that the old or new style blade? I have the old one and it may be different.



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Posted January 05, 2014 - 09:46 PM

I added an extension to the top of the blade on my Cubs blade, that and a power angle. The extension really help keep the snow from tumbling over the top of the blade. The Cubs blade is 54" long.

 

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Ricky, do you have any close up views of that power angle? I've been wanting to do that to my PK but short on time. Thanks!



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Posted January 05, 2014 - 09:52 PM

Hey, Save that other piece for me! Wait, is that the old or new style blade? I have the old one and it may be different.


That is the... Middle style... Different then the very early ones, and from the latest ones for metal body PKs. You have the same style as this one. The curvature of this blade is the same as the one I have for the '75 1614 PK, the latest metal body style there was.

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 09:56 PM

Here are a few shots:

 

 

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