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GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 04:36 PM
credit to 123vette for the spring idea



This is pretty easy.


you will need

2 Pretty long screws
2 Car springs
F150 body kit off road bumper
Very small drill bit. i think 2mm or smaller. depending on your screw size.
Plastic bottle(i used a mountain dew bottle)
screw driver.
Hobby knife
Super glue(nail glue)

ok well first get your materials.
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0988.jpg
(you will need to cut out the middle portion of the plastic bottle. the found part. cut it in half. and the trim it accordingly. trim it last so u get the look you want)

Then seperate the small brush guard from the bumper
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0989.jpg

Then take the small brush guard piece that you removed from the bumper. drill a smalll hole in the top corners like so
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0991.jpg

Take yout piece of bottle the piece that you cut in half. and trimmed it down just a little.(that way it aint HUGE). lay it over the brush guard,try to get the brush guard in the middle of the plow. (behind the plow shoudl be the brush guard)
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0990.jpg
Mark you holes with a pen or a marker. and then using the same drill bit(by hand) drill out the 2 spots you marked.

Next take your 2 screws and put them threw the holes you made.
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0992.jpg

Then put a car spring over each screw.
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0994.jpg

Then screw the plow (with the 2 screws and 2 springs still on) to the brush guard.
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0995.jpg

Then put the brush guard back on the bumper and apply glue to the inside points.
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0996.jpg

then put on your bumber
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0997.jpg

(another pic of it mounted)
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0999.jpg

And yes i know it is a yellow bumper on the blue f150... i started with the yellow one incase i messed it up.

Finally trim it to your liking. and you now have a functional spring loaded plow.

comments are welcomed and please let me know what i need to change to make it perfect. i know some steps could have had pics but my camera battery is dead. and i wanted to get some what quality pics.

kendallcschm
10-13-2008, 04:42 PM
cool where did you get the plastic? can you make an easier step by step tut? please

TheB1GDude
10-13-2008, 04:43 PM
Not bad at all my friend!

Spray the bottle plastic black or sliver and you'll be all sorted!!

kendallcschm
10-13-2008, 04:44 PM
im guessing a seltzer/sparkling water bottle would work too right

HUMMER H4
10-13-2008, 04:47 PM
Wooooooooooooooot! XD Now all you need to do one for is the Titan! Of course with a spare bumper.

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 04:49 PM
@Big:Thanks alot lol i am gonna paint it but i have no clue on a design. it will prolly be black. do you have any thoughts..... never mind i think the design i do, i think youll like it lol.

@Kend: lol yes i used a mountain due plastic bottle. i am gonna revise it once i find the camera charger(stupid special standerd square rechargable) it was rushed cause i need to take the pics rather quickly. so i couldnt take alot of pics showing every step,

Sweed
10-13-2008, 05:07 PM
You know, up until I saw the title of this post, I had completly forgot about snow....
Man I love Florida.

KITT222
10-13-2008, 05:10 PM
nice tut. chances are im going to do this. great job!

snowboi1289
10-13-2008, 05:14 PM
You know, up until I saw the title of this post, I had completly forgot about snow....
Man I love Florida.

You dont have to use it just for snow, or yellow snow. You can also use it for sand, you know down here in Florida we have alot of sand.

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 05:15 PM
lol thanks guys i had no clue people would liek this tut so much

HUMMER H4
10-13-2008, 05:17 PM
XD Should have..Going to commince on H2 Bumper 1 tonite!

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 05:28 PM
if anyone wants i will try my best to make one work with the titan or hummer. just let me know i will do what i can

BulletsRain
10-13-2008, 05:31 PM
Hey look good. Good job! ;)

pwned12355
10-13-2008, 05:33 PM
XD Should have..Going to commince on H2 Bumper 1 tonite!

upload somepics of it
love it i live in nc soo were like right on the no snow line but i have a creek with sand but i wanna see hummers plow so i can doit to mine

HUMMER H4
10-13-2008, 05:35 PM
Nothing to plow cept for snow...HAAA! But ill try to upload some.

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 05:37 PM
i can make one quick and put it on the hummer if anyone wants

HUMMER H4
10-13-2008, 05:40 PM
Yes,Me please...Then ill do it.XD

c1v1c
10-13-2008, 05:45 PM
A few foot tall of snow up here will eat that snowplow with no mercy! :lol:

Great Use of the pop bottle though

123Vette
10-13-2008, 06:03 PM
hahah cool same idea as what i did for my push bar on my flatbed truck cept i used car springs. I was going to make a plow for that truck using the same idea, but i think a 2 liter bottle peice of plastic might not be strong enough to actaully push snow. reinforce it or get somethng else like a sheet of aluminium

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb29/123Vette/GEDC0161.jpg

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 06:08 PM
@123vette: sorry but i used your idea and incorporated it. i am gonna give some credit to you for the spring idea i was gonna do it but i forgot who made that flatbed lol.

lol the plastic from the bottle,was the only thing i had on hand. lol and i made the tut with that material cause almot everyone has acces to. that is like a base plow. mine will soon have aluminum caning in the middle and then another piece of plastic. i also have to reinforce the back. so it dont just bend i want it to use the springs.

123Vette
10-13-2008, 06:13 PM
hahaha idc its nice to see someone apreciate my ideas hahaha.

and the plastic plow is good for looks but id definatly do the aluminum one itll actaully be able to move some snow (but you may also what some power upgrades snows heavy lol)

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 06:14 PM
@H4: i saw his truck and i was gonna use it before i saw ur post... idk if i will be able to do the hummer like right now. cause the plow is still wet(spray painted) so i cant use it right now.

@123: i really want a green radline motor for torque but all i have is 3.75 spending money =(

c1v1c
10-13-2008, 06:18 PM
^^ jk but are you doing the H2 one?

How hard is it to drill 2 holes in your front bumper and screw in a plastic plow?...He showed you the basic on how to do it. Now just go And take a H2 bumper instead of a f150 bumper...

123Vette
10-13-2008, 06:23 PM
Oh XD I jk anyways,It was a awsome idea 123Vette...Jus atlittle mad right now....GF Problems..... :roll:

why are you even involed this has nothing to do with you..... not to mention nobody believes a word you say...


and crazy how much is a radline motor? where do you find em? also even that much (i dont know how much tourque they have but i still dont think itll be enough you need like liths and the motor, or a servo upgrade would work great

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 06:27 PM
im not sure. but i want speed not liek slowwww and torque. its only gonna be liek powdery snow lol. and i wanna try to stick with stock batteris. im gonna do a 6 cell upgrade no matter what so.


i know target sells them but i think they are discontinued.

123Vette
10-13-2008, 06:30 PM
im sure you can find them around somewhere.... but ya we dont much light snows arounf here lol

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 06:34 PM
lol im sure i will eventually..

lol once it starts snowing thats like the prime. or if it has been compacted thats the prime for just offroading lol

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 07:11 PM
sorry but no luck with a hummer plow i didnt have anytime. i did however manage to do a final setup if anyone wants pics posted i will try to get them

65mustangrock
10-13-2008, 08:07 PM
its fall. use the plow as a rake to push leaves

BulletsRain
10-13-2008, 08:15 PM
its fall. use the plow as a rake to push leaves

Wow...that made me laugh. Make a new tutorial called the Xmod Rake....haha. :lol: hmm....would it push...or pull the leaves....:lol: :lol:

65mustangrock
10-13-2008, 08:33 PM
just but it on the back bumper,cut out teeth like on a rake. bam! RC rake.
now all we need is a xmod that cuts grass. man how fun would that be

HUMMER H4
10-13-2008, 08:37 PM
XD Yes,It would need a gas motor to power it....Too bad none of us strangly had a Snow Plow truck model.

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 08:40 PM
hmmm i take some things seriously

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0993-1.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0994-1.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0988-1.jpg

Also some pics of the plow. after some refining.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0992-1.jpg

i also put a chain on so it wouldnt stree the plow
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0996-1.jpg

65mustangrock
10-13-2008, 08:41 PM
how long have you been sitting on that idea?

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 08:45 PM
how long ago did u post the rake idea

HUMMER H4
10-13-2008, 08:47 PM
Since he started the thread...XD Nice,Jus need to make the Rake's rakes bigger.

65mustangrock
10-13-2008, 08:47 PM
... ur one fast son of a gun i'll give you that much

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 08:51 PM
XD Yes,It would need a gas motor to power it....Too bad none of us strangly had a Snow Plow truck model.

what the heck does that mean...

as far as me thinking about it once i started this thread. Just no

@65:lol thanks i like building stuff . it might not look fancy but it is fun for me lol. any more request on pulling accessories or pushing accessories .

65mustangrock
10-13-2008, 08:55 PM
same here. if i'm not at the movies or at the ball game on fridays thats when most of my thinki'n takes place.i've built a lot of random stuff but most the time its poorly construted and never gets out of the prototype stage.

and the rake thing i am doing . theres a huge maple tree at the bottem of my drive way and its dropping leaves like flys,so i'll tell you how that goes tomarrow

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 09:00 PM
lol i get the best ideas when i am liek at school or super bored lol. i actually have a idea on a mowing set up lol. believe me lol... once i get a charger for teh camera i will revise the tut alot, and soon ill be making a diff tut


they should make a comp of the month liek titeled

fastest creater
wackies creation
Most useful creation
the liek inventor of the month lol


do u want a tut on how i made it

65mustangrock
10-13-2008, 09:06 PM
make a tralier and on the wheels put a gear and as the tire spins it turns a gear and that meshes with a gear going to a blade that swings as you drive. really hard to do . theres a better way i know
wait... it just hit me, hook up a motor and a battery ,as many as the motor needs and cut a hole in the tralier and put a blade on the motor shaft. then put the motor in the hole seal it up. and one xmod weed eater

theoriganalRiD3R1967
10-13-2008, 09:06 PM
they should make a comp of the month liek titeled

fastest creater
wackies creation
Most useful creation
the liek inventor of the month lol


do u want a tut on how i made it

:lol: LMAO, someones having fun:D :lol: :lol:

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 09:19 PM
lol

i really need wire. then it will work.
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0994-2.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/crazyxmoder/IMG_0996-2.jpg

i really need wire

65mustangrock
10-13-2008, 09:38 PM
i can see it now. XI and atomic mods will be sold out in no time lol thats sweet.

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 09:46 PM
lol thanks man. lol now i have the urg to just keep improving the plow lol. i really wanna do the mower but i have nooo wire anywhere lol

kendallcschm
10-13-2008, 09:49 PM
so the trailer is a mower??? i really like the plow

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 09:52 PM
lol no it is 2 motors on a bar strapped to the back of the truck lol.

kendallcschm
10-13-2008, 09:57 PM
lol wait are you being sarcastic? aaahhhha my brain.....

65mustangrock
10-13-2008, 09:57 PM
no wire. thats wrong don't you have some old head phones? thats wat i used on my x truck and they work fine
and wat are you going to do about the blades? the motors really high off the ground

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 10:02 PM
y old headphones are kinda idk gone lol. thats why i buy a new set lol. they always get lost lol.

lol once the corvette xmod comes out ima go to radioshack get it and ill get some wireing supplies

@kend: lol im dead serious look at the pic lol its on the back of the f150

pwned12355
10-13-2008, 10:32 PM
it so sexy lol the motors dont need to go down far it just as to be able to cut most of the grass
lol i love it
make me 1? jk

GearHeadV8
10-13-2008, 10:35 PM
if its a plow and you are serious i might be able to make one. as far as the plow right now i am making a "V" shaped plow. i am going to make a tut very soon but only after i get my camera working

wadethejuggalo
10-14-2008, 08:09 PM
nice but im gonna make my from a can probley (cant find a bottle:lol: )

scoter
10-14-2008, 09:46 PM
Nice tutorial crazyxmoder.

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 03:39 PM
lol thanks guys.

how ever if you go with a aluminum can or something. use any plastic bottle you can find and make 2 identical shapped plows. then put the aluminum piece in the middle. make the can piece alittle smaller than the plastic. cause if it is all aluminum then it will get razor sharp if it is used alot.

wadethejuggalo
10-15-2008, 04:32 PM
lol thanks guys.

how ever if you go with a aluminum can or something. use any plastic bottle you can find and make 2 identical shapped plows. then put the aluminum piece in the middle. make the can piece alittle smaller than the plastic. cause if it is all aluminum then it will get razor sharp if it is used alot.

alrighty thanks alot

pwned12355
10-15-2008, 07:45 PM
i was kinda seriouse but not really .....lol im not sure
but if u do make an xtra and it works on a hummer (which it should) id pay a reasonable amount for it

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 08:05 PM
wait im confused.... a mower or a plow

pwned12355
10-15-2008, 08:16 PM
yes
lol um a plow
but i think im making myown
soo maybe no but if i cant ill pm u

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 08:36 PM
lol i have a extra just let me know, i will adapt one to a hummer bumper soon

pwned12355
10-15-2008, 08:47 PM
ok well for right now (like 4 min ago) i pulled togeather somplastic and screws and what not cut out a ruogh shape (will be redone later) and just painted it (10 seconds ago) black so gunna wate 10 min and check on it cuz its super quick drying paint
EDIT:woot!!!! first post on da forth page.....my threads never geat this long....:_(

F-100CuStOmCaB
10-15-2008, 08:50 PM
I was thinking of making a plow but I have to collect some materials 1st. Can't say for sure if I will actually finish one but I have to think about it and see what I can come up with. If I can think of a way to mount it on my chassis or truck the plow itself will definatly be much better than a plastic bottle or tin can.

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 09:10 PM
lol post up some pics of ur plow 65 and pwned lol and what kinda materials do u need f100

65mustangrock
10-15-2008, 09:13 PM
give me a sec im doing homework *cough*

skim4food
10-15-2008, 09:17 PM
awsome tut!
im going to make one but its going to be more of a "sand" plow haha cause we dont really get snow where i live, also going to use for looks!

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 09:22 PM
plow the sand to make a skimboard parking lot.

skim4food
10-15-2008, 09:25 PM
haha thats a good idea, this makes it easier on my back:p

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 09:27 PM
lol make a rake like they use on beaches.

skim4food
10-15-2008, 09:33 PM
haha fer sure i will need help when i make a skim pool in my back yard, thats why i also need to waterproof my truck to the max =P

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 09:35 PM
LOL ill make a tut for a bucket loader lol so u can be skiming and controlling the build lol

skim4food
10-15-2008, 09:39 PM
yeah do it! and when i make my shirts ill send you one =D haha

scoter
10-15-2008, 09:40 PM
Or you can do what blue504life did and build a mechanical arm that lifts a Bucket in the a trailer.

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 09:51 PM
lol ima actually gonna attempt it lol. i want a shirt lol



scotor. that is his idea and his latest creation of the hub is very cool. his idea on the bucket thing so ima let him make it first

F-100CuStOmCaB
10-15-2008, 09:51 PM
lol post up some pics of ur plow 65 and pwned lol and what kinda materials do u need f100

Oh I'm going to get some materials from my work. I was going to get it today but then I got rushed in getting something done before I had to leave and forgot. Will try to remember tomarrow. I'm going to see if I can use some red board as we call it at work. It is some red plastic, comes in sheets that are like 2'' thick by 2' wide by like 6' long really heavy stuff but I will use some scrap stuff in the trash already got the pieces picked out. Can be britle though I guess but will look cool I think even if the plow is just off the ground. After I get a plow roughed out of this plastic I am going to have to think of any other materials that I will need but at this point I am going to just try and remember the plastic lol.

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 09:58 PM
lol sounds good

thanks to skim i now have a plan for a lifting bucket

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 10:02 PM
ahhh delete that post dude that is my secret tut ahhhh

65mustangrock
10-15-2008, 10:04 PM
done and done. and you can trash that pm i guess

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 10:10 PM
lol my bad that OUR secret tut project lol. i like ur idea my idea is alot easier

65mustangrock
10-15-2008, 10:14 PM
yeah i make plans from the materials i got. me no have a mxxi bxxxd or a sxxxo
you fill in the blanks

GearHeadV8
10-15-2008, 10:20 PM
lol very smooth. as far as the plow i have a really good feeling on a super easy setup. the dump bed will be some what ea but kinda hard. be wireless

65mustangrock
10-15-2008, 10:22 PM
i smell extra controller coming on,unless skim is going to be surfing with a cord