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 Post subject: U-bolts
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:15 am 
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Car Model: 1963 Plymouth valiant
Any know of a source for U-bolts that will work on my rear leaf springs/axle, 1963 "Valiant ??


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 Post subject: Re: U-bolts
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:48 am 
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7.25" rear axle? If so, you want 2.5" U-bolts from Summitracing, or any spring supply place like Espo Springs n Things. Firmfeel.com should have them too. Probably parts stores have them or can get them too. If you have an 8.75" or 8.25" axle (only retrofitted later in a 63 car), you need 3" u-bolts.

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 Post subject: Re: U-bolts
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:09 am 
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I put 3" Lowering Blocks on a '62 Valiant that I have.

It has the Stock 7 1/4 Axle - I Got some super ridiculous and long u bolts for it from speedway.

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Search?q ... ccessories


As Lou said they are fairly ubiquitous... Try any local spring or trailer shop too. they have a machine and can make them to order for you usually while you wait.

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 Post subject: Re: U-bolts
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:37 am 
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Car Model: 1963 Plymouth valiant
how can I identify the type axle I have? It is a 9 bolt rear.


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 Post subject: Re: U-bolts
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:02 am 
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9 bolts with a sheetmetal cover on the very back of the axle housing would be a 7.25" axle. The axle tubes will be 2.5" in diameter.

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