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what is purpose of shave plate bolts

I am tuning up and repairing an 1997 MTD 26" track thrower. The shave plate is missing, and the auger housing sides are bent alot, so I need to get a shave plate on there now, before the auger starts hitting the housing. I have all the part numbers, or I may just make the plate, but I am wondering the use and purpose of the screws/bolts on the shave plate. I have only worked on a few Toro snowthrowers so far, and I have not run into this type or part yet. Any help would be appreciated.
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Toro's all have bolts that hold on the scraper bar too.
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The pourpose of the bolts is to make the scraper adjustable as far as height from the surface being cleaned and also to be able to adjust for any twist or warp in the auger housing too.

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Toro's all have bolts that hold on the scraper bar too.
kinda true, if you have an older toro like my 826 the scraper bar is spring loaded( new ones seem to be made the same way ) so if you look you see no bolts its more of a bracket

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I think I was looking at the assembly drawing wrong. Does the shave plate mount to the leading edge of the housing (the 2 sides at the front), or the bottom back? I think now the bottom back. If so, then what attaches at the leading edge of the housing sides? There are holes there for mounting something? And the sides are curled in on this blower (see drawing). I need to fix that.

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looks like the poor thing is missing a pair of shoes.
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The "skids" are on the side usually but on some like Honda might be at the back of the housing. https://www.google.com/search?q=snow...IVClGSCh3IrgkD

The scraper bar is the long one at the rear and bottom of the housing. https://www.google.com/search?q=snow...er+scraper+bar

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yeah, the shoes are there, the "curl" starts right after the shoes. I may have to bolt/weld up a bracket to help keep the side straight. I am guessing that the side will bend back in again if I just straighten them out. Not the sturdiest design.
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Only the mounting tabs for your skids is ther, the skids themselves are long gone. Have the augers been scraping concrete. Usually not good on the gearbox, not to mention the augers, they shouldnt ever touch anything but snow.
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I'm not sure on the history of this snowblower. My niece and husband got it last fall from a neighbor, and used it this last season. I told them I would tune it up this summer for them, and was finally able to go get it. The previous owner did some half-$#@ fixes on it, and also loved to slop on paint. I am replacing all the fuel lines, rebuilding carb, etc. But the more I look, the more I find. The auger surprisingly does not appear to have alot of wear on it, but it too had been repainted, so I'm not sure. The curled in housing sides were the most noticeable issue so far.

And yes, while the shoes are there, their soles are totally gone. I should have been more clear in my note. I was focused on the curling sides. Good catch.

Looks like I may be in for a few more issues.
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