How to install the rear u-bolts on your Willys MB/GPW Jeep – Part of an ongoing “Jeep” disassembly and restoration series sponsored by Kaiser Willys.
First, place the rear axle on the leaf spring assemblies. Locate the rear driver’s side lower shock mount plate and U-bolt clips. Position a U-bolt clip around the axle shaft on each side of the leaf spring assembly. Secure to the lower shock mount plate underneath the leaf spring assembly, using 4 lock washers and u-bolt clip nuts. Repeat for the passenger’s side. Use a jack to lift the rear axle and leaf spring assemblies in preparation for rear shackle installation.
Rear U-Bolt Installation
1. Rear Drivers Side Lower Shock Mount Plate – Item #: A571
Fits: MB, GPW
2. Rear Leaf Spring U-Bolt Clip – Item #: 640933
Fits: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B, CJ-5, M38, M38A1
3. Axle to Leaf Spring U-Bolt Clip Nut – Item #: 339372
Fits: MB, GPW, CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B, CJ-5, M38, M38A1
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