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IUm getting ready to bolt up the newly shaved 14FF to my J10. I know the old Ubolts will not be wide enough, so won't I need a wider plate for the top of the springs too? Im thinking that I won't be able to use the exsisting ones. And which ones and where can I get some for finishing up this projest? Thanks, Dennis
 

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I just went to a local truck shop and got some 5/8" that were 3 1/4" wide. Fabbed the plates from 3/8".
 

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why will the old bolt not be wide enough??? did you change tubes also??? I think you should always change u-bolts but just pattern the new ones off the old ones...I also had some 5/8 ones made up for my 14 bolt...
 

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why will the old bolt not be wide enough??? did you change tubes also??? I think you should always change u-bolts but just pattern the new ones off the old ones...I also had some 5/8 ones made up for my 14 bolt...
Because he probably did not have a 14 Bolt in place before:rolleyes: I am sure a J10 did not come with a 14 bolt originally.
 

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Yea I forgot to mention that this is replacing the AMC20. So just fab up some new plates?
 

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Just go to a junkyard, find a decent 3/4-1 ton Chevy Van, 2wd truck, etc., and get the plates and u-bolts off there. Older Chevy 1-ton trucks had round 5/8" U-bolts and something like 1/4" thick spring plates, very beef. It will cost like $5 total.
 

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I made my own out of 3/8" plate. Took about ten minutes with the plasma cutter and fifteen minutes on the drill press.
 
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