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Old School Diamond Plow to Fisher Minute Mount 1
Conversion

Update March. 2010

BEFORE
8 Foot Diamond Plow (circa 1979) mated to a conventional Fisher Mount on an 85 Chevy. Back then, Diamond Plows fit Conventional Speed Cast Fisher Plow frames. Truck is no longer around, but the plow still is.

 

 

AFTER
Same 8 Foot Diamond Plow (circa 1979) mated to a Fisher minute Mount 1 set up on a 2002 F-250 Super Duty. Follow along as I convert an Old School Diamond plow to a Fisher Minute Mount 1.

 

 

One of the main components for the conversion. The Fisher Minute Mount upright frame. I got this on e-bay for 200.00 new. It was a deal.

 

 

Here is the Diamond A-Frame where I cut the mounting tabs off in order to fit the new narrower Fisher Minute Mount uprights. Some ask why not just get a Fisher A-Frame. You will see later.

 

 

Here are the Diamond Mounting tabs cut off.

 

 

Here you can see just how much wider the older A-frames were for a Speed Cast and Old Diamond mounting systems. I am mocking up the A-frame to adapt to the Fisher Minute Mount 1 Upright.

 

 

Modified A-Frame tacked together. Still have a lot more to go.

 

 

Testing the mock up.

 

 

Test fitting on the truck side Fisher Minute Mount Push plates. The A-Frame will also be plated for more strength.

 

 

Made a plate that will hold the Fenner aftermarket plow pump. The Fenner pump was used on my 85 Chevy truck which was mounted under the hood horizontally. With the Ford I could not mount the pump under the hood because there was no room, plus I wanted to keep it all self contained on the plow frame.

 

 

Here is the Fenner pump mounted on the plate I made. The pump was designed to be mouted horizontally and not in the vertical position. This posed many problems with the venting and operation of the pump. More on the pump reservoir conversion later.

 

 

Here is the mock up the Diamond Plow to the Minute Mount 1 upright. Old School Diamonds are a much heavier plow than a Fisher. Also notice the Daimond A-Frame attaches at 2 pivot points. This is called a bridal. Fisher is now using this method almost 30 years later. This is the main reason I wanted to keep the Diamond A-Frame.

 

 

Everything mocked up and ready for sandblasting and paint.

 

 

Plow completely disassembled and ready for sandblasting.

 

 

Back from the sandblaster. I also welded a D-ring so I could hang it when moving it around. Notice the beefy support webbing the Old Diamonds have. After almost 30 years this thing was not rotted or worn out, this is when steel was steel.

 

 

I used SEM products for painting the plow. Black for the frame parts and Fisher Yellow for the plow.

 

 

After priming and paint. This plow will get all new horizontal trip springs total of 8 of them. Also it will receive all new pivot pins.

 

 

Painted A-frame, cutting edge, trip edge and bridal.

 

 

You can see the extra bracing I added to the A-Frame mounting system. Also note the pump with the plastic reservoir. This does not work because of the venting system as well as the pump pickup configuration.

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