post #1 of Old 09-13-2012, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
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Removing a snow plow

I have just purchased a 1960 Jeep CJ5 for a frame up restoration. It has a Western snow set-up welded to the frame. I would like to remove it and I do not have a welder. What is my best option? Should I use an angle grinder with a cutting wheel? Should I cut directly at the welds or at the metal above them? What is the best method to remove the weld residue from the front bumper? Thanks in advance....

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Your project is going to take a lot of fabrication. Not only to cut off the plow/attachment but to return the front-end to it's normal function.

Your idea of using the angle grinder should work, that and a sawzall. Try to grind and cut directly through the welds, or just on the plow side. Then use a grinding wheel to remove the remaining material back to the original steel. I'm going to guess that you have a lot of modified and removed steel from the original front end. You may want to research a wire fed welder.

A quick note here on eye, nose and ear protection. Please use them.

Also, if you can get the plow off in one piece you can sell it to fund your fab equipment. Looks like a fun project.
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That's definitely a disaster, like said above cut through the welds if you can. That's for sure a 'custom' deal and a poor one at that.

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Were you able to make any progress on this?
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Sawzall won't be real fast but it'll do wonders for you with cutting oil if you take your time.

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