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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 09, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Lower spring plate

Hey Guys,

I need to remove my traction bars to register my car and order from the US lower spring plates for my '67. I believe the rear is not original rear axle code BM 0314G2 indicates '68 or '69.
I took photos to show the set up. Can you advise what plates I need, retaining the multi leaf set up. I'll probably order from Rick's.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 09, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Lower spring plate

As the shocks are not staggered I will order lower plates for a '68/69. Any preferences to who?

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Re: Lower spring plate

68/69 camaros have staggered shocks. You need to ones for a 67. Ricks has them

Part # SS-48
Part # SS-47

or if you want the DSE lower plates

DS-29

http://www.rickscamaros.com/find.asp?

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Thanks Mike

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Re: Lower spring plate

You mean to tell us that they won't license your car w/ traction aids installed??

If so, this suck's!

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You mean to tell us that they won't license your car w/ traction aids installed??

If so, this suck's!

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Nope. They sit below the rims and have to go. I'm a bit confused.

Can you answer this for me. Looking at the shots of the 67 rear axle I have non staggered shocks and multi leaf springs. Must I order as prostreet 69 Camaro suggests lower plate for 67 OR 68/69 plate for multi leaf.

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Re: Lower spring plate

Right, it's the Law that nothing can be below a flat tire b/c then it can drag and either tear the road up or get caught and really screw things up, like flip you..

Get the '67 shock plates, they are like your hands!! A right side and a left side!

Not just one that is rotated front and rear like the '68/'69's do.

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Re: Lower spring plate

As mentioned, you're going to need "67" plates in order to have the correct shock mount location on the lower spring plates -- the 68/69 plate for the LH side would have no way to mount your shock!

AFAIK, there were never any multi-leafs installed in '67 camaros from the factory, and since multi-leaf and mono-leaf shock plates are different, there's no such thing as a "stock" multi-leaf spring plate for a '67. Check out David Pozzi's site for info, but I think (?) it's just the height of the shock location and metal thickness that's different:
http://www.pozziracing.com/rear_suspension.htm

So Rick's has good stuff, but those part numbers listed are for stock-type mono plates

Seeing has you're probably going to drop some $$ on shipping to Oz anyway, I'd vote to get the beefier stuff from Detroit Speed & Engineering (stock type, non-staggered, shocks outboard):
http://www.detroitspeed.com/productp..._prod_test.htm
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As mentioned, you're going to need "67" plates in order to have the correct shock mount location on the lower spring plates -- the 68/69 plate for the LH side would have no way to mount your shock!

AFAIK, there were never any multi-leafs installed in '67 camaros from the factory, and since multi-leaf and mono-leaf shock plates are different, there's no such thing as a "stock" multi-leaf spring plate for a '67. Check out David Pozzi's site for info, but I think (?) it's just the height of the shock location and metal thickness that's different:
http://www.pozziracing.com/rear_suspension.htm

So Rick's has good stuff, but those part numbers listed are for stock-type mono plates

Seeing has you're probably going to drop some $$ on shipping to Oz anyway, I'd vote to get the beefier stuff from Detroit Speed & Engineering (stock type, non-staggered, shocks outboard):
http://www.detroitspeed.com/productp..._prod_test.htm

Sorry but there are 2 differents sets of numbers in Ricks catalog. The second set are the DSE plates for 74.99 a set. Part# DS-29

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Re: Lower spring plate

I just looked again, trim your "J"-bolts back CLOSE and use thinner locking nuts and tell them to KYA b/c they aren't below your rims lips!!

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I just looked again, trim your "J"-bolts back CLOSE and use thinner locking nuts and tell them to KYA b/c they aren't below your rims lips!!

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I Agree, or just take off the J-Bolts and use original U bolts only. The J bolts dont help much anyway IMO.

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I Agree, or just take off the J-Bolts and use original U bolts only. The J bolts dont help much anyway IMO.
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I just looked again, trim your "J"-bolts back CLOSE and use thinner locking nuts and tell them to KYA b/c they aren't below your rims lips!!

pdq67

I will sus out using U bolts and thinner nuts, not sure about the KMA (LOL)as I don't need to b on the wrong side of the licensing guys.

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Sorry but there are 2 differents sets of numbers in Ricks catalog. The second set are the DSE plates for 74.99 a set. Part# DS-29
I never was very good at reading and following directions.... Somehow I missed that you posted the DSE part number there. My bad.

Anyhow, SS-48 & SS-47 from rick's are for the monoleaf setup.
DS-29 is the DSE plates for non-staggered shocks and would be my choice if you're going to replace the plates.
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