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kapspi

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WTB leaf spring top plates for 87 dip
« on: October 05, 2020, 10:08:30 »

I am looking for a pair of leaf spring top plates for an 87 diplomat.


In the diagram shown in the link it is part #23.
https://www.moparpartsgiant.com/parts-list/1987-dodge-diplomat/rear_suspension/suspension_rear.html
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Re: WTB leaf spring top plates for 87 dip
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 17:00:19 »

Are you trying to add a rear anti-sway bar?

http://firmfeel.com/fmj_body_mopar_rear_sway_bar.html
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Re: WTB leaf spring top plates for 87 dip
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 13:10:58 »

No, just the stock setup. The driver side leaves fell off the car as I was driving it locally, so I had it towed to the garage down the street. They told me there were no parts, put they'll put on anything I can find. I've ordered the isolator (part #21 in the diagram) from autorust and the rest from springsnsthings. The only thing I'm missing are the top plates. So I thought if I could find used plates, I could clean and paint them while waiting for springsnthings to ship, just in case mine are not reusable.
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Re: WTB leaf spring top plates for 87 dip
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 14:10:42 »

Gotch ya. Should be able to find the non sway bar setup pretty easily. I'd try over at forfmjbodiesonly also
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Re: WTB leaf spring top plates for 87 dip
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 15:34:10 »

The good news is you can use from from a sway bar equipped car if that's all you can find. 7.25" and 8.25" appear to have used the same plate.

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Re: WTB leaf spring top plates for 87 dip
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2020, 12:25:48 »

Thank you very much Ism360 and DobaMark. I found these over at that other forum.

https://www.forfmjbodiesonly.com/classicmopar/threads/leaf-spring-hangers-shackles-iso-mounts.8672/#post-96713

Is that extra tab which is not shown on the top plate (part #23) in the diagram for a rear sway bar? If so, does that firmfeel link provide everything else or would I need more parts?
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Re: WTB leaf spring top plates for 87 dip
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 11:54:58 »

Thank you very much Ism360 and DobaMark. I found these over at that other forum.

https://www.forfmjbodiesonly.com/classicmopar/threads/leaf-spring-hangers-shackles-iso-mounts.8672/#post-96713

Is that extra tab which is not shown on the top plate (part #23) in the diagram for a rear sway bar? If so, does that firmfeel link provide everything else or would I need more parts?
You need the piece on the leaf plate for one end of the sway bar link to bolt through, with the other end of link bolting to the sway bar, then the sway bar itself, then a bracket that bolts to the frame rail, all seen in this pic from firmfeel.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2020, 11:55:51 by lsm360 »
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