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1957 Cj5 Lift

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Pipedawg, Dec 3, 2019 at 5:47 PM.

  1. Dec 3, 2019 at 5:47 PM
    Pipedawg

    Pipedawg New Member

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    I put a lift kit on my 1957 cj5 and the bolts are not perpendicular to the axle. The new springs are 2" wide and apparently the old ones were 1.75" wide. Does anyone know which later model spring plates may fit or do i need to go to universals?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2019 at 6:21 PM
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    I have 2" wide springs. I think pictures of what you are taking about would help.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2019 at 6:34 PM
    Pipedawg

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  4. Dec 3, 2019 at 6:36 PM
    Pipedawg

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  5. Dec 3, 2019 at 7:14 PM
    PeteL

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    Maybe hogging out the holes in the plate a tiny bit might fix things?
     
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  6. Dec 3, 2019 at 8:10 PM
    Pipedawg

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    I thought about enlarging the hole, but I will have to see how much metal I have to work with.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2019 at 9:12 PM
    jeepstar

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    I went with 7/16" U-bolts. Fixed my problem
     
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  8. Dec 3, 2019 at 9:54 PM
    jeep2003

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    Try to snug them up and hammer them straight. sometimes it works
     
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  9. Dec 4, 2019 at 11:09 AM
    Jrobz23

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    I did some ‘massaging’ of my u-bolts when I put the NT30 in lol
     
  10. Dec 4, 2019 at 11:54 AM
    Pipedawg

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    Ok, worth a try
     

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