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Does anyone know where to buy leaf spring u bolts?
« on: May 25, 2019, 06:28:18 AM »
Specifically for the 8 inch rear?
2 inch inner width, and I am not finding any that size.
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Re: Does anyone know where to buy leaf spring u bolts?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 07:05:56 AM »
Any spring shop has or can make them....

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Re: Does anyone know where to buy leaf spring u bolts?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 09:38:16 PM »
Are you talking about the u-bolts that go over the axle tubes? Which 8"rear? I've never heard of them being as small as 2.0".
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Re: Does anyone know where to buy leaf spring u bolts?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 05:25:17 PM »
Yep.
The MII rear tubes are 2  inches. I thought they were bigger also, but I measured both a ubolt and the tube. I knew they were smaller at the ends than a normal 8inch, but not this small.

I have found a place online, but with shipping it will be about $45 for 4, with nuts and washers. Half inch diameter, the stock ones are about 7/16ths.
 Have to think about that one for a bit. This is part of the "it's been a while since I have done this stuff sticker shock".

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Re: Does anyone know where to buy leaf spring u bolts?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 05:35:20 PM »
I want to say the last time I put lowering blocks on one of my Pinto's I got u-bolts from the local trailer parts supply store.  They were tons cheaper than having them made and they were on the shelf.
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Re: Does anyone know where to buy leaf spring u bolts?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 12:54:35 PM »
Thanks! Good idea.
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Re: Does anyone know where to buy leaf spring u bolts?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 11:19:31 PM »
I just put these on an 8" out of a 1977 Mustang II into my Pinto wagon.

Slightly longer than stock...but perfectly bent.

$7.61 each with free shipping...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Leaf-Spring-U-Bolt-Fine-Thread-2-Longer-1965-1966-Mustang/362565510801?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

If you buy them from the Mustangs Unlimited website they are not expensive enough for free shipping...

http://mustangsunlimited.com/Mustang/Suspension/Leaf-Springs/Leaf-Spring-Hardware/Leaf-Spring-U-Bolt-Fine-Thread-2-Longer-1965-1966-Mustang.axd
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