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14 bolt spring plate dimensions?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by richheezee, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. richheezee

    richheezee 1/2 ton status

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    I am in the process of doing a 14 bolt swap on my 83 Jimmy. The 14 bolt that I purchased ages ago only came with one spring plate. I was going to use that single spring plate as an example to build two new spring plates out of half inch plate, but of course I lost the spring plate right before I needed it.:o I also did not get the u-bolts yet, so I can't go by those measurements either. Does anybody have a drawing, dimensions or schematics of a 14 bolt spring plate? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.:D
     
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    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    This thread should help. I bought some plates off ebay, some thought they would be too weak, and gave me examples of some pretty clever ideas. I think the ones I bought are weak, but I'm just gonna wait untill they go before I change them out.

    http://www.coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164422

    Al
     
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    I have a set of 1/2" thick spring plates for a 14ff that i bought from muddytazz. I did not use them and would like to sell them. PM me if you're interested. You could drive to Fremont to pick them up even since you're only in San Jose.
     
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    Those look like spring perches to me.:confused:
     
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    I would also, but I have the material already and need something to do in class.:D
     
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    If I use my 1/2" thick material for something else I will buy those plates off of you, but in the meantime can I get the hole placement dimensions off of your plates please?
     
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    Does anybody have 14 bolt spring plates laying around they can take measurements off of?
     
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    i will get you dimensions once i dig them up. Should be within the hour.

    OK, can't find them right now but the axle tube is 3.375" diameter and the U-bolts are .625" diameter so the bolt holes need to be 4.00" center to center and the springs are 2.500" wide so they also need to be 3.125" center to center and the center pin hole needs to be centered between all that unless you're moving the axle forward/backwards at all.
     
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    thanks for the help. i appreciate it.:D
     

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