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Hey guys... I am in the process of swapping in a couple Ford 9s that were on a CJ7 I bought, into my CJ7.

Looking for links to home grown ubolt inversions for the front axle. The ubolts are not a problem... just looking for the plates you used/fabbed, etc.

Has anyone done this?

TIA.

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I'm in the process of swapping axles and have my ubolts fliped. Not 9's, but dana 44's. For the rear, I used dodge ubolt plates. The springs were the same width; I did have to cut off the ear on the plate that dodge used for shock attachment. The front wouldn't work because the springs are two inches instead of two and a half. So I used a peice of 3/8" for a bottom plate; cut it just a bit wider than the spring pack; used grinder to put grooves in it so the new square ubolts fit nice and tight; I had to buy new spring perches in packs of two. One will be welded to the axle tube to locate the spring pack of course; I had this extra one, so I set it on top of the axle tube, gaining me a small flat area. On this I set a piece of square 1/2" steel drilled out for the ubolts. On the other side, with the perch cast into the diff housing, I did basically the same thing; except I fabricated the top perch out of some 2x4 rectangular, and used 3/8" to sit on top of it for a ubolt plate. Obviously I am SUA, but you could adapt this to a SOA config also.

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Heres a good part for the rear, and they can be modified to work for the front depending on the width of your springs and location of perches.
They will fit ~3" axle tubes. GM part #15691849. About $12 a pop. And nothing to cut off like the dodge plates.

BTW...great website.

You can get them at: http://www.gmpartsdirect.com

I have not gotten around to figuring out how I will use them in the front where the perch is cast into the pumpkin (I have a cut scout 44 in front). But if you have a wleder and grinder you should be able to come up with something that will work.

'79 CJ-7
 
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