. I’m installing these aftermarket spring pockets. The prior owner changed the leaf spring mount hole (he lowered it about an inch). It’s much easier for me to reuse his lower hole in the new spring pocket. I don’t anticipate any issue. I mainly concerned about geometry changes. This may have the front spring eye about an inch lower than rear spring eye. I’d be using the “#2” hole in the picture and it lines up with hole closest to bottom of the frame. Anyone see an issue?
Last edited by pa2000xxxx; 06-12-2019 at 11:43 AM..
Stock hole for the 55-56 is the lower one. Stock hole for a 57 is the upper one.
Using the lower hole with a 57 shouldn't be a big issue.
Since those holes on your frame aren't factory, hopefully the previous owner located them correctly. (The frame holes from the factory are much larger than the spring bolts, only the mounts had a hole the size of the spring bolt.)
On a stock unmolested frame, I leave the original spring mounts on the frame while fitting the pockets, and put a long 1/2" diameter line up bar through all the holes so that they line up. After using the line up bar and tacking the pockets, you can remove the original spring mounts.