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Old 10-12-2018, 09:59 PM
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Lower Axle U-Bolt Plates

Been looking for Lower Rear Axle U-Bolt Plates so I can fab up my traction bar mounts but I can't find them anywhere.
Anyone know of a source for these? Also I will need new u-bolts and can't find those either.
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T-man is correct. I have spare u bolt axle "saddle" mounts here at the shop.
The u bolts... Napa or the like, should be able to help you with, if not a local spring shop should be able to bend your up a set.
I have a semi local to me spring / suspension shop that can bend me up U-bolts of any size and diameter in short order.
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I would definitely use the spring shop. Best value for the buck, American made, helping the local economy, and brand new, unused u bolts.


I don't reuse U Bolts, unless it's for a temporary, short lived timeframe..
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Rockauto has u-bolts.... it's my go-to unless I need something special or odd.

Other lower ubolt saddles can be used.... I welded a stud to 2ndgen ones for shocks. No big deal. Also seen an example where a shock stud was added to the lift block 'ear'. YMMV.
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I second a spring/suspension shop....ones I have used I just tell them what I have and they walk out and grab some bars with the threaded end, toss them in the press and bend them up in seconds. FYI the saddle plates are different between D60 and D70 rear ends.
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Originally Posted by thrashingcows View Post
FYI the saddle plates are different between D60 and D70 rear ends.
Yes, the saddle plates vary depending on the axle tube size. 9.25" and D60 are 3", D70 is 3.5".
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Dana 60, Dana 70 and Dana 80 axle saddles are all different
The Dana 80s come in three styles. A Cab and Chassis dually style, Dana 80 standard dually pick up saddle style AND a SRW Dana 80 style.


The local spring shop that makes custom length U bolts makes them in a few minutes while you wait and in all sorts of custom lengths and rod diameters. That and they are also about half the price of getting them from Napa.

I had to order them from the local spring shop for my Dana 80 axle install on my white crew cab as Napa doesn't carry anything that long or rugged.
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