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http://ccmanuals.info/pdf/Front%2042%20Blade%20WF%20Install%20Manual.pdf

Looking here, should the Main Frame on Page 2 be able to separate from the Subframe on page 3 buy pulling the cotter pin and sliding out that 5/8" rod? That rod is welded onto my Main Frame so whether I pull the cotter pins or not, that Rod is not moving. Just want to know what's correct before I start 'recreating the wheel'. Need to disassemble to straighten teh Subframe and clean Grease and paint teh whole schmere
 

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Tony, to separate the two you have to pry the sub-frame apart enough to get one end of the rod out of the hole in the sub-frame. This question and most regarding your 782 should be in the main forum area.
 

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Got it apart the other week after I asked.. I bet getting it back on will be a real thrill. I'm thinking of grinding the 3/4" shaft off and putting in a replacement rod that just gets washers and cotter pins on the ends for easy removal. This way it's easier to disassemble and grease that pivot point. Maybe put a sleeve in between the space on the Pivot Bracket to maintain strength across it.
Anyone see the harm in doing that?
 

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The ends should be welded so a little side stress does not collapse the sub frame . I changed one over by prying the one end and then a bfg to get it back together .
 

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Pulled it apart this weekend. mad a new Pin for the one rusted one that broke free fom the Main Bracket. The one that you can lock for Dozing.
the threads on the piece I had was couse thread so I couldn't use the old fine thread Nut. Had to make a castle nut from a plain one I had.

Also ground off the welded on rod that attaches to the Sub Bracket ( under the tractor) Welded a sleeve across the main bracket for the support. Worked out as I hoped. The only disappointment is that the Front tires get in the way of sliding the new Rod through to attach. I was hoping to keep the subframe attached to the tractor then just roll up to the Main bracket/ Plow assembly and simply slide the rod through.
The welds look uglier in the picture then they are. Galvanized pipe makes for ugly.

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That looks good and should work out great for you.I thought of bolts with a long nut welded in the frame . The bolt would make it easy to get it apart. But your mod should work out good and strong.
 

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Good idea. Nut on the inside of te bracket. Hmm you can improve on what I did that way. Weld a Nut on both sides and then a pipe welded to the nut for the rigidity. That could work well. So you don't have to make the Bolts tight (needs to hinge) you can drill a hole in the bolt and nut for a clevis pin or something.

Wait, Take what I have and just have two shorter rods or bolts. No need to screw them in, just push them through the Brackets and pin them through the pipe. I may look at that .. replace my long Rod with two shorter ones with Heads on them and pinning holes.
 
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