View Full Version : What type of plate should I use to bolt up my 60?
08-01-2003, 04:46 PM
I was putting it all together today, finally, and realized that enlarging the holes from my 44 bottom plate wouldnt work. It worked fine on my 14ff. So anyway, I need to come up with a plate to place oveer the top of my leafs, and send the ubolts through. Will just a thick gage, rectangled piece of plate work? Just drill out the ubolt holes and the centering pin hole. What do everyone else do? I dont want to run the ubolt downward, so must come up with something? Dennis
08-01-2003, 04:47 PM
too tired to edit my mistakes!
08-01-2003, 10:05 PM
when my friend installed a ford d60 in his xj,he was able to reuse not only the plates,but the u bolts as well from his front 44. he hid have to do some clearancing on the driver side of the housing,tho it was minimal.
08-02-2003, 01:34 AM
My D60 didn't come with plates. Had thick plate punched for the holes.
08-02-2003, 01:58 AM
I was able to reuse my stock plates front and rear!! Infact I used the old sway bar mounts for new shock mounts..
08-02-2003, 02:27 AM
I just went to a local fab shop and had them cut some 1/2" steel plate and drill holes in my specified locations. It doesn't look that spiffy, but I imagine the spring mounts would be ripped off the frame before my plate cracks.
08-05-2003, 11:36 AM
Who cares if the U bolt plate looks like crap. All it has to do is serve its function. I love home fabrication.
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