Originally Posted by Over59
Thanks for the pic Don. Is that skid plate a standard axel shop item or will they do that eye rowing thing when I ask for it on my new axles.?
I think they'll be doing tryouts for the olympic rowing team.
I needed to get new spring mounting plates because the new axle was larger diameter than the original. So it had holes drilled for 3" U-bolts instead of 2 5/8". It also had a higher weight capacity of 5200#.
I cut the original plates in half and used them to make the skids. I also had to fabricate new mounting posts for the shocks, because the shocks are now inside the frame, rather than between the frame and wheel.
The spring mounting plate is mild steel, available at any axle store. I had it welded by ultradog, but most welders could handle it without any problems.