The Lone Ranger – Front SAS – Leaf Mounts

Now that I’ve got this fancy used axle and used springs, I need to mount them to the truck. For the front-rear leaf mounts (mounts close to the firewall) I came up with a boxed in leaf mount. This mount will be somewhat outboard of the frame in this area. The mounts were made out of scrap ¼” material that I scrounged from the work dumpster.

Parts:
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Pre weld:
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Welded (its been a little while since I’ve played welder, be kind ):
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

For the front leaf mounts (under the radiator) I’m using YJ bushings at this end. Again using scrap metal to make the parts they went together something like this:

All the parts:
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Drilled a hole (my poor hole saw didn’t care for this step):
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Play with the chop saw some more:
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Welded and cleaned up some and welded to the plate that will be attached to the truck:
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And done! The next step is to get the 44 under the truck and the frame plating/leaf mounting sorted out. I’ll be outboard the springs from the frame some as I don’t want to move the axle perches (remember, I want to be able to make this 44 go away if it becomes an issue).

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