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Rockwell U-Bolts?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kkyle69, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. kkyle69

    kkyle69 Registered Member

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    Does anybody know where I can score some U-Bolts to connect my Axle to Springs. I'm planning on 4-linkin the rear, but funds are scarce so all I can do at the moment is the rear. Does anybody know where a good website is for Rockwell Parts?
     
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    weld a thick plate (1/2") to the tube, drill 4 holes in the corners. Then just lay your spring on there on top of it and make a to spring plate with 4 holes in the corners, then just use some big nuts and bolts.
     
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    You can have a spring shop make the u-bolts. They are 3.5" x 10.5" tall if I recall. Also, you can use the spring plates from a 14 bolt ff for the top plate.

    Not sure if I would trust welding the plate to the top. Even though there is not a lot of downward weight, I would feel much more comfortable sandwiching the spring to the axle.

    One idea I did see was a guy using some small diameter heavy guage tubing and welding it to the axle. Then running a long bolt thru the top plate down into the tubing and and attaching using a nut.
     
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    Here's a pic:
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    You can use this same idea with bolts if you find some spring plates from a 14 bolt ff. The axle tube diameter is the same on both the 14 bolt and the Rockwell.
     

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