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.
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:
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).