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Old 11-25-2009, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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dana 60 u bolt swap

i have a 96 250 with a Dana 60 front out of a 94 350. the way the u bolts are in the front is the nuts are on the bottom and hang low. what i am trying to find is a kit that allows me to turn my u bolts upside down so the nuts are on the top giving me more clearance. the reason this is confusing to me is b/c on the driver side you cant put a u bolt on one side b/c the leaf sits on the beginning of the pumpkin. if there are no kits any ideas for fabing would be good. thanks

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Old 12-02-2009, 07:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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http://fullsizebronco.com/forum/show...ht=u-bolt+flip
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i just made my own

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top plate is 1/2 and i just cut out a slot for the u bolt to fit in the pumpkin.
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what size u bolt did you use on the driver side?
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The pumpkin side of the drivers side uses a 3 7/8" u-bolt. A 4" will work fine also. You can also use the u-bolt plates from a sterling and ream out one side slightly, I had some lying around, saves you from buying some.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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allright thanks im going to try it this weekend ill let you no how it goes
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, just make your own spring plates

The mo' tricker way to do this is to drill a hole in the web. It was a minor PITA getting the u-bolt thru, but not that bad. Just take care not to crush the fine threads. If you're feeling lazy a notch is fine, too.

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