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I wana lose my spring plates...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigMac, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. BigMac

    BigMac 1/2 ton status

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    I just got off the phone with 4 wheel parts wholesaler...they weren't not able to help me...

    What I want to do is swap the orientation of the u bolts hanging a 14 ff on my springs. IE, I want the U to the bottom.

    Where can I get the plates? I dont need the u bolts... I plan to have them made.

    Thanks
     
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    go to your local wrecking yard.
     
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    I found mine at the jyard for a couple bucks(in good shape I might add).
     
  6. BigMac

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    You guys are using stock plates outa the junk yard? Doesn't seem like that would work out so good. I cannot see how a stock one would work over the spring plates....trying to imagine /forums/images/icons/confused.gif

    Anyway, I REALLY like the ORD plates! I guess I'll get those and the shackle flip and maybe save some shipping.

    Thanks!
     
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    Let me get this right....you want the bolt end of the u-bolt pointed towarsd the ground? Uhhhhh Why? Jeeps came that way and people did every thing they coud to get them pointed up like a 14 came. The hang on rocks, bash up the threads so you have to cut them off if you even need to take the axle loose.
     
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    spring plates are your friends... trust us...

    J
     
  9. carolina custom

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    Get 3/4 ton spring plates, they point the threads up. Some one ton setups put the threads down.

    Marc
     
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    If you want the threads to point down, like the K30's, I have some brand new plates that will work for what you are wanting to do.

    I ordered these for a K30 mock up when I didn't have the axles yet. I even got the little metal pieces that sit on top of the springs to hold the u-bolts in place, too.

    All 4 pieces you need to use the square bend u-bolts for $40 shipped to your door.
     
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    noooo I want the closed end of the u down. like a 12 bolt
     
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    ok now I think I get it. I can get the spring plates from a 3/4 ton axle and get the threads outa the dirt. Cool, Off to the junkyard. I hadn't seen 3/4 ton plates. I'd only seen one ton. Thats what I meant when I couldnt see how the stock plate would work on top of the spring... I was thinking one ton not 3/4.
    I'm pretty sure I can pick up some plates when I go fing my new gas tank.

    Thanks
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Oh, you mean you want the threads to point "up".
     
  14. BigMac

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    yup..... found a pair of 3/4 ton plates today.

    Came for free with me new blazer gas tank and cross member.

    I'm really beginnin to like those junk yars out in the valley.
     
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    where'd ya go? I need to find some new spots for parts.
     
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    I went to a little hole in the wall in Modesto. The guy I went with is budies with the guys runnin the place. We got to use their torch to get the cross member out.
    Treasures!
     

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