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I beg to differ. Many of the companies don't even make plows for these old trucks anymore. I have refurbished several and sold them. But I do agree if they are all rusted and missing parts they are scrap. I saved the front frame section from the Big Red M1008. It has a Western Pro mount on the frame. I wanted to keep it all so I just cut the frame off up front. Back 10 years ago I dropped my M1009 at a local Fisher plow dealer to have a plow installed. It sat there a week and they called and said the could not get a plow frame for it. They were discontinued. I looked and could not find one. I bought a Meyer frame and adapted a Western to fit the Meyer frame. I scrapped a few HD plow frames from 80's municipal trucks because they were rusted thru and broken. I used them as patterns to build a new frame. I wish I could have bought a new Fisher they had 3 year 0% financing at the time. Don't scrap your frames. Someone may need them. Good Luck. Happy HolidaysA used plow from Craigslist should be pretty cheap even this time of year, between my son and I we have atleast 4 good serviceable plows for Chevy square bodies. Now a days nobody wants them and their not worth much more than scrap price.
I've been watching Craigslist in the Binghamton area for a while and rarely see any truck side frames for these square bodies. Everything is for the newer trucks. I know where theres an 87 or so Chevy parked next to a garage with s plow, been there at least 15 years. Tree has fallen on the csb and crushed it. Can never get an answer at the door and have left a note on the door inquiring about it. No response.Around here if you keep an eye out you buy a Western cable type for $500 or less, everybody wants a quick mount. The last truck I sold went with an 8.5' Western with extra pump, cylinders and some odd ball stuff and it had some rust but not bad. That would've been worth about $500 off the truck. I picked up a Myers for a couple hundred and cut it down and modified it for my tractor, the deals are out there (at least around NY).
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