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where to buy u bolts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RGV72BLAZER, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. RGV72BLAZER

    RGV72BLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    any online sources for u bolts for a D70 HD. the local guy says he needs a old u bolt to go off, which i don't have, and at $40 for the pair, i don't want to risk getting the wrong ones built. any help would be appreciated. i'm planning on swapping in the 70 this coming weekend, so i have this week to find some.
     
  2. Jishory

    Jishory 1/2 ton status

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    i know ord sells them, when i was in a pinch i hit the junkyard for them
     
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    big4x4ride 1/2 ton status

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    do you have the u bolt plate??? you can use that for an accurate measurement, just bring it with ya
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    top plate = tube dia for round bend size. then bottom of tube to top of spring pack with all added up. tube dia+spring pack thickness+and perch hight+top plate and allow for washers and nuts thickness.

    bottom plate = spring width for square bend+thickness of spring pack+tube tia+ hight of perch +and bottom plate with room for nuts and washers.

    so if you have a 3.35" tube its a 3.35 round bend for top plate style.
    and if 2.5 wide spring its a 2.5 square bend . then if you have the axle all together and ready for ubolts and you have 11" of rod length needed it will be 11"legs. just a basic idea to measure them.
     
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    tipoil 1/2 ton status

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    just remember that u bolt are mesure from the inside for whit and the inside of the arc for lenght

    dont forget to add extra lenght for the deepnut and extra thick washer that u should use

    i work in a spring shop so i play whit u bolt aaalll day long:(
     
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