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What axle has a 3-1/2\" outside diameter tube????

I am trying to purchase some spring plates.
I need them to be for a 3.5" axle tube and a 2.5" leaf spring.
I've got the 5/8" u-bolts already.

They are sold by application and it dosen't specify the hole pattern.

Omix only sells them for Jeep's, so Ford and Chevys and such are not an option unless I can come up w/ another source.
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Re: What axle has a 3-1/2\" outside diameter tube??

Find yourselve the closest truck junkyard. Not pickup but truck. They should have a junk housing laying around that they can cut the perches off of.
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Re: What axle has a 3-1/2\" outside diameter tube????

You want the spring plates however right - the plate that the nuts tighten against. I think you will find that most trucks have 3" springs, so getting 2.5" wide holes may be harder. Why not try making some? I would think the wouldn't be that hard to make and if you have a drill press and some 1/2" steel.
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Re: What axle has a 3-1/2\" outside diameter tube??

Use a 1/4" - 3/8" thick piece of steel and weld a piece of round stock to each end perpendicular to the springs.
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Re: What axle has a 3-1/2\" outside diameter tube????

ok guy, I'm looking at plates not perches.

Flat stock w/ holes drilled in it.

They are cheap at Omix for Jeep applications.

I don't have a drill press. It would take me $150 in liquor to drill all those holes. I don't have a gas axe either. Were talking about a $50 electrical bill just for grinding the flat stock into rectangles. Then I would have to mount a stud for the shock.


I just need a Jeep application that came w/ a 3.5" axle.
67 Gladiator? That had 2.5" springs but I don't know about the axle tube.





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Re: What axle has a 3-1/2\" outside diameter tube????

foothilloffroad.com Has them, but they don't have a shock stud on them.
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Re: What axle has a 3-1/2\" outside diameter tube????

spring plates.... that go on top of the springs... chevy 14 bolts are 3.5" tubes... blue torch sells them... or hit up a junkyard.. and remember most big trucks.. have 14 bolts.. bread trucks.. and what not... or ill give you my old ones.. that i torched out...
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or ill give you my old ones.. that i torched out...


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How many you got?

I'm bringing Ricky his axleshafts from Steve, you your tires, Neil his tire and u-bolts, your bringing me some spring plates ....... this is starting to sound like a swap meet.....
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Re: What axle has a 3-1/2\" outside diameter tube????

i gots two of them..
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