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Technical Front spring question.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by kustomdeluxe, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. kustomdeluxe
    Joined: Sep 28, 2017
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    33 pickup front spring lower plate. Is this the correct one? Spring measures 1-3/4 wide but the plate has tangs that are 2-1/4 wide. Will this create movement or allow IMG_1602.jpg spring to slide back and forth?
     
  2. low down A
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    wrong plate the correct one the u bolts will be snug on the sides of the spring exactly 1-3/4 in
     
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  3. kustomdeluxe
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    Thanks!
    The search begins...
     
  4. That plate probably came on a big BB truck as it has a wider spring.
     
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  5. thirtytwo
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    The u bolts go around crossmember also, so there is no way they have a 1 3/4" span cross is atleast .125 material plus maybe .125 clearance on each side so the span is probably 2 1/4" or little more
     
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  6. 2-3/4 " C-C on the holes.
    2-1/4 O-O on crossmember
     
  7. kustomdeluxe
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    Thanks!
    My plate is definitely wrong it's measuring 3 3/8 center to center.
    Guess I'll be ordering up a new plate.
     
  8. bct
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    Spring width plus both sides of the cross member.
     

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