Thread: Axle U-Bolts
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:18 AM
jschildm jschildm is offline
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Just to show what I am working on I have attached some pictures of the blocks I am using. Started with 1-3/4" x 2" blocks that are 2"-3" long. Drilled a pilot hole all the way through in the center. Then drilled it out to 5/16 (the drill size for tapping a 3/8 -16 hole. Then drilled the other side out to 11/16 deep enough that the head of a bolt would fit in it (centering bolt in spring has a 9/16" head). I tapped the small hole to 3/8 -16. Now I should be able to put a bolt in the threaded portion, and have the centering bolt in the springs fit on the top, and be good to go. I will probably weld the block to the trailer also. Now I just need to get some u-bolts that are a couple inches longer.
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