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Old 12-12-2009, 01:44 AM   #1
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This Jeep Blows...

A friend of mine made this. Harry lives in the foothills of southeastern Wyoming where the snow and the wind conspire frequently to make roads impassable.

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Harry bought the snowblower at a government auction somewhere, and the Jeep somewhere else. The Jeep has a 350, and I don't remember what year it is. He devised hydraulic actuation for lifting the snowblower, and for rotating the discharge chute. To power this, Harry mounted an additional power steering pump modified for extra fluid capacity. The horizontal radiator hose seen on the far side of the engine is this modification:

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The snowblower is shaft-driven off the PTO to the pillow blocks visible next to the discharge chute, with the shaft having an ample slip joint to enable lifting the unit. The pillow blocks allow chain drive to the snowblower input shaft:

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At the time I took these pix, this was a work-in-progress so several of the above components were missing. Another view of the drive & lift mechanism:

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The actuator cables leading to the valve assembly where the bumper should be are connected to these levers:

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I've seen those levers do their thing, and this machine has amazing potential. The unit is designed to remove in 1/2 to 1 hour, so it doesn't render the Jeep useless in the summer. This includes removing the Vermeer counterweights in the back.

This man is a good friend and a talented fabricator with an amazing head for solving problems mechanically. He should be proud of this creation.

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Old 12-12-2009, 05:59 AM   #2
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Wow, fantastic creation.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:09 AM   #3
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That's pretty cool!
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:46 AM   #4
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I guess he knows it won't rock crawl worth a damn now.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:52 AM   #5
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very cool
thanks for sharing

post some pics of it in action if you can
and give your pal a pat on the back from me
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:57 PM   #6
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Very cool!
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:49 PM   #7
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I guess he knows it won't rock crawl worth a damn now.
It actually does OK even with the snowblower on: he took it to town to finish it, and in order to do so he had to drive it out of the canyon over a rather gnarly road because his neighbors are mental patients who keep fucking with his easement. I watched through my rearview on the way out, and that Jeep had no trouble at all.

Bear in mind that whole snowblower comes off quite easily for rock work.
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:53 PM   #8
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very cool
thanks for sharing

post some pics of it in action if you can
and give your pal a pat on the back from me
I will gladly do both.

Check out another of his creations in the Cool Trucks thread-- it's an M715 with a dump bed and some other trick mods.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:30 PM   #9
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:24 PM   #10
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Pto

Maybe i just cant see but was this jeep already equiped with a PTO in front or what exactly powers it? Is the PTO also hydrallically driven from the extra power steering pump, or is there a PTO off the transfer case??


Oh yea, very nice and practical idea. I have seen the same only with a small motor mounted right on the blower and snowplow brackets for lift.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:09 PM   #11
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Maybe i just cant see but was this jeep already equiped with a PTO in front or what exactly powers it? Is the PTO also hydrallically driven from the extra power steering pump, or is there a PTO off the transfer case??


Oh yea, very nice and practical idea. I have seen the same only with a small motor mounted right on the blower and snowplow brackets for lift.
That was my question exactly. This model CJ (76+) would not have had a PTO from the factory. Nothing a good fabricator couldn't work around though.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:27 PM   #12
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It is PTO driven from the transfer case, and Harry went through several PTO's before he found one with the right height.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:57 PM   #13
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Nice job, sure beats freezing your ass off on a tractor.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:59 PM   #14
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Nice job, sure beats freezing your ass off on a tractor.
He put an additional heater in it, also.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:11 PM   #15
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Bitchin.... That thing needs a write up in Shed Magazine....
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