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Re: `56 Plazakota [Re: 67R/T4speeder] #2178566
10/19/16 02:06 PM
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Made this bracket with the flat style cushion, and allot more room now.

Do you think I need to gusset it more? I was trying to gusset where access to the bolts is easy.

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Re: `56 Plazakota [Re: 67R/T4speeder] #2178662
10/19/16 05:05 PM
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Looks pretty stout to my eyes.


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Re: `56 Plazakota [Re: wayfarer] #2178707
10/19/16 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted By wayfarer
Looks pretty stout to my eyes.
Thank you

Re: `56 Plazakota [Re: 67R/T4speeder] #2192160
11/08/16 01:49 PM
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All new Moog bushings and ball joints through out now, I needed it back on the ground so when I make my motor mount brackets at the frame the engine will be at proper angle. I really couldn't make up my mind with it on jacks and not on it s own wheels.

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Re: `56 Plazakota leaf pack ?? [Re: 67R/T4speeder] #2417296
12/12/17 01:03 PM
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I am ready to get to work on the rear suspension now after a break and wondering what my options are on leaf springs like what over the counter set will fit or close to fit. I am putting together a 8 3/4 for this.

Who's been there done/doing this?

Thank you in advance

Merry Christmas all

Re: `56 Plazakota leaf pack ?? [Re: 67R/T4speeder] #2417694
12/13/17 12:18 AM
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Leaf springs are pretty easy to deal with. You can make up brackets and pretty much mount them anywhere you want them. You just need the center bolt to end up where you want the axle centered in the wheel opening, and be sure the springs are centered side to side and the correct width for your spring perches on the axles. I suppose being square to the body center line would probably be good as well.

Personally, I would go for an over the counter spring set as close to the length of the springs on the rear frame you are using, and support the weight needed. According to the Standard Catalog of Chrysler, the 56 Dodges weighed in between 3,300 and 3,600 lbs, 1,700-1,800 lbs springs shouldn't be much of an issue for a good spring shop.

When I did my 54 pickup, I bolted 1/4" thick 4" x 4' angle to the side of the frame and bolted the spring brackets to the angles. Didn't give me any problems for the 50K miles I drove the truck. Gene

Re: Plazakota [Re: 67R/T4speeder] #2418506
12/14/17 03:25 PM
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Thanks Gene I will test some B body ones first since I have some.


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Re: Plazakota [Re: 67R/T4speeder] #2423284
12/24/17 09:06 PM
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interesting to see all the contortions on the motor mounts-----just an idea here--if you leave the stock dakota mounts in place you can run the magnum 5.2 or 5.9 motor with the dakota oil pan------you notice that other pan wants to rub on the cross member?----the dakota pan has a smaller sump area because of this......

Re: Plazakota [Re: savoy64] #2425324
12/29/17 01:21 PM
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Thanks for the ideas I need input, this Dakota had a V6 with some goofy mounts.I could go to the wrecking yard and see what I can find more towards what you are talking about and the pan I like that idea also. wrench

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06/11/18 07:44 PM
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Well my customer has pulled the plug on his Plazakota project and wants to sell it now whiney . I have just been storing it for a while now for him to decide and after some thought has made his choice. I am bummed but hopefully someone will finish it. I cannot afford it or I would buy it.

You people have been a great help all along and wanted to thank you.Keep up the build threads, I read them all the time.

Andy

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