We're doing the rear end swap in my '53 - or trying to finish it at least. We're putting in the rear end from a '57 The bolt from the leaf springs is in the way of the plate that the shocks mount to. My dad is wondering if we should just shave off the bolt so that it's flush, and the plate and u bolts will just hold the springs together... or could that potentially be dangerous? We're just running a straight 6, and this is a family car.. so the car isn't going to be drag racing or anything. Or should we drill a hole for the bolt to fit through the plate, or could that weaken the plate? Anyone know anything about this or have any ideas for it!