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Super Duty Spring Bolt Plate

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Wilnip, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    On my 99 F250' the plate thats welded to the front axle that the u bolts go thru is broke. Its on the passenger side so the track bar mounts to it also. Cant find a replacement or aftermarket part online. Anyone ever replace this?
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,681

    Picture? Are you talking about the spring perch?
     
  3. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

  4. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    get the arc welder and gusset it . or replace the axle housing .
     
  5. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,681

    What exactly would he gusset? Welding to a pile of rust will never hold.

    Suggest going to local salvage yard and see if they have any axle that is no good and cut the parts off you need. Have you asked your dealer if they can get the part?
     
  6. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    I'm looking for a proper fix. Replacing the axle housing is not gonna happen.
    The dealer couldnt find it in his parts program. I'm supposed to stop back when his manager is there. He's new. Lol.
     
  7. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    i believe from what your describing IS part of the housing

    is it where the coil spring is seated ?

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  8. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,681

    No coils on 99. He has leaf springs.
     
  9. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    i have coils on my 99 250 , thats strange
     
  10. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

  11. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,681

    Maybe but thought Super Duties didn't have coils until 2006. Maybe that is just the F350's
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,978

    Coils didn't show up till late 2004
     
  13. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    It is part of the housing. That's why I'm looking for an aftermarket fix. Cut off the old one and bolt on a new one is much easier than replacing the housing.:drinkup:
    I have a 99, 02, and an 03 and they all have leaf springs.
     
  14. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    correct . too many fords around me . brainfart
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,538

    I had coils on my 99, ten of them
     
  16. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    I just noticed, the title should read U Bolt plate. Damn auto correct.