lowering plates

Hi I have been trying to find drawings, pictures, of the front suspension lowering plates that some people are using. They relocate the spindle higher so you don't have to cut your springs I have been looking a lot and finding nothing nothing. I have joined every AMC group I can find, but faster than I join, I lose the dam passwords. If you have any pics please send me them or a location where I can find them.
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I know that the actual drawings did exist on both of the amcforums at one time.
Search for amcforum and look there. The computer I had at the time they were made has long since passed away and I do not have the actual drawing that I know of.
I can send you actual pictures on the plates that are on my American tomorrow if I remember long enough to do so.
I have them on my 69 and they are the ones the original plates were based on.
These plates are 3/8" thick and drop the front 1 5/8" from stock.
They have been on the front of my American for a very long time now with no ill effects.

There really is nothing magic about the plates!
3/8" thick steel will do for stock steel wheels, anything thicker will put the tires into the fender.
For Late model, Mustang style, high positive offset wheels you can make the blocks much thicker. The guys that use those typically go to a high grade aluminum.
Anyway, if you have a spindle off or can locate the the spacing of the four bolts center to center any metal shop can make you a set of blocks. To accomlish this the best thing to do is have them drawn up or made. DO NOT tell the shop what you are doing with them! Most all shops will balk at making them for suspension pieces. Make up something, wagon for you lawn tractor, etc.

Remember, use only grade 8 or better hardware and check it! You don't want to trash your baby or kill anyone!
As usual, this is for informational purposes only and what you do with it is at your own risk, yada, yada, yada.

Please do be careful!

Mark Price
Morgantown, WV 26508
1969 AMC Rambler, 4.0L, EFI, T-5
2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4.7L, Quadratrac II
"I realize that death is inevitable.
I just don't want to be around when it happens!"

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Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:47:02 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [Amc-list] lowering plates

Hi I have been trying to find drawings, pictures, of the front suspension lowering plates that some people are using. They relocate the spindle higher so you don't have to cut your springs I have been looking a lot and finding nothing nothing. I have joined every AMC group I can find, but faster than I join, I lose the dam passwords. If you have any pics please send me them or a location where I can find them.
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Mike,

watch your email box I sent a photo of the plate installed and a drawing of
the plate with dimensions.

If you set your options for this list to either digest or (dang it whats the
other method called) you'll get messages from the
list and you can post to the list but you won't need your password. That's
one of the things I like so much about this list.
It's not forum style.

Armand

----- Original Message -----
From: "michael canada"
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Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 3:47 PM
Subject: [Amc-list] lowering plates

> Hi I have been trying to find drawings, pictures, of the front suspension
lowering plates that some people are using. They relocate the spindle higher
so you don't have to cut your springs I have been looking a lot and finding
nothing nothing. I have joined every AMC group I can find, but faster than I
join, I lose the dam passwords. If you have any pics please send me them or
a location where I can find them.

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lowering plates

Armand, can you send me the dimensions?
I used to have them, but they got lost along the way...

Mark Price
Morgantown, WV 26508
1969 AMC Rambler, 4.0L, EFI, T-5
2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4.7L, Quadratrac II
"I realize that death is inevitable.
I just don't want to be around when it happens!"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Armand Eshleman"
To: "AMC/Rambler owners, drivers and fans."
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 8:21:32 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [Amc-list] lowering plates

Mike,

watch your email box I sent a photo of the plate installed and a drawing of
the plate with dimensions.

If you set your options for this list to either digest or (dang it whats the
other method called) you'll get messages from the
list and you can post to the list but you won't need your password. That's
one of the things I like so much about this list.
It's not forum style.

Armand

----- Original Message -----
From: "michael canada"
To: "AMC/Rambler owners,drivers and fans."
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 3:47 PM
Subject: [Amc-list] lowering plates

> Hi I have been trying to find drawings, pictures, of the front suspension
lowering plates that some people are using. They relocate the spindle higher
so you don't have to cut your springs I have been looking a lot and finding
nothing nothing. I have joined every AMC group I can find, but faster than I
join, I lose the dam passwords. If you have any pics please send me them or
a location where I can find them.

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lowering plates

The subject of the lowering plates come up every now and then. Several people have made them and I ran a set on my AMX for the 12 years I owned the car with no probs. I'm getting ready to make a set for my 'Cord.
It is basically a plate sandwiched in between the upright and the spindle. I made two sizes, the more radical shares on set of bolts. I used 3/8 inch steel plate. I have the two plastic templates that I use to make a set and if someone sends me a SASE I will send two cardboard diagrams.
Don't forget to gusset the plates......Russ

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Reading further about the plates, Mark is right....do not tell the shop you are doing this for suspension modification. Due to someone somewhere doing something to someone else, they won't do it for you. Follow me?
Anyways, I took the upright and spindle down to a shop, with the plastic template and I told them I had a water pump in a field I am modifying. Due the number of farmers in the valley, and the fact that having grown up with farmers in Oregon, I speak "farmer". So tell the shop what you want, but some shops may not do this for you.
The reason for bringing the spindle in was to fit gussets on the plate...Russ

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AMC spindles are used to make utility trailers (or used to be) so the arguments below have credence. Rollin' rollin' rollin' on the river.

Joe Fulton

--- On Thu, 3/26/09, russ hathaway wrote:

> From: russ hathaway
> Subject: Re: [Amc-list] lowering plates
> To: " drivers and fans.AMC/Rambler owners"
> Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 10:55 AM
> Reading further about the plates, Mark is right....do not
> tell the shop you are doing this for suspension
> modification. Due to someone somewhere doing something to
> someone else, they won't do it for you. Follow me?
> Anyways, I took the upright and spindle down to a shop,
> with the plastic template and I told them I had a water pump
> in a field I am modifying. Due the number of farmers in the
> valley, and the fact that having grown up with farmers in
> Oregon, I speak "farmer". So tell the shop what
> you want, but some shops may not do this for you.
> The reason for bringing the spindle in was to fit gussets
> on the plate...Russ
>
>
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Those spindles are also used on the cars at Disneyworld in Magic kingdom.
The speedway or whatever it is called.
Somewhere in the park it mentions using "Nash" spindles because they were a bolt on spindle and easy to adapt.
I have never junked an AMC with spindles in place.
Might need those someday!

Mark Price
Morgantown, WV 26508
1969 AMC Rambler, 4.0L, EFI, T-5
2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4.7L, Quadratrac II
"I realize that death is inevitable.
I just don't want to be around when it happens!"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Fulton"
To: "AMC/Rambler owners, drivers and fans."
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 2:18:52 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [Amc-list] lowering plates

AMC spindles are used to make utility trailers (or used to be) so the arguments below have credence. Rollin' rollin' rollin' on the river.

Joe Fulton

--- On Thu, 3/26/09, russ hathaway wrote:

> From: russ hathaway
> Subject: Re: [Amc-list] lowering plates
> To: " drivers and fans.AMC/Rambler owners"
> Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 10:55 AM
> Reading further about the plates, Mark is right....do not
> tell the shop you are doing this for suspension
> modification. Due to someone somewhere doing something to
> someone else, they won't do it for you. Follow me?
> Anyways, I took the upright and spindle down to a shop,
> with the plastic template and I told them I had a water pump
> in a field I am modifying. Due the number of farmers in the
> valley, and the fact that having grown up with farmers in
> Oregon, I speak "farmer". So tell the shop what
> you want, but some shops may not do this for you.
> The reason for bringing the spindle in was to fit gussets
> on the plate...Russ
>
>
>
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1970 Javelin/AMX crash pad

Hello fellow AMC fans....

If you've purchased a repop crash pad for the 1970 Javelin or AMX please
contact me either on list or off list.
I have an issue with the crash pad I received from Kennedy American about a
year or more ago. I am
assuming that the same guy is making these pads for all the AMC parts
suppliers that are selling it.
Last spring when I finally got it installed, it interfered with the opening
and closing of the glovebox door.
It touches the door in the upper right hand corner and requires a good pull
or a screwdriver to get a hold of the door
and pull it past the crash pad where it then falls open easily.
It's taken me this long to decide what to do, because I will be removing the
dash this spring to install factory air
from the green Javelin into the White Javelin.
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and how did you fix it??
Or did I install mine wrong and need to redo it so it fits correctly.

HELP!

Armand

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Here's two more pics.
If anyone is unfamiliar they can see the pics on the list by clicking on the scrubbed attachements link at the bottom.
Well, usually anyway!

Mark Price
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1969 AMC Rambler, 4.0L, EFI, T-5
2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4.7L, Quadratrac II
"I realize that death is inevitable.
I just don't want to be around when it happens!"

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Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:47:02 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [Amc-list] lowering plates

Hi I have been trying to find drawings, pictures, of the front suspension lowering plates that some people are using. They relocate the spindle higher so you don't have to cut your springs I have been looking a lot and finding nothing nothing. I have joined every AMC group I can find, but faster than I join, I lose the dam passwords. If you have any pics please send me them or a location where I can find them.
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So, no one has contacted me about the crash pad.
Does anybody have any good ideas??
thanks,

Armand

----- Original Message -----
From: "Armand Eshleman"
To: "AMC/Rambler owners, drivers and fans."
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 6:42 PM
Subject: [Amc-list] 1970 Javelin/AMX crash pad

> Hello fellow AMC fans....
>
> If you've purchased a repop crash pad for the 1970 Javelin or AMX please
> contact me either on list or off list.
> I have an issue with the crash pad I received from Kennedy American about
a
> year or more ago. I am
> assuming that the same guy is making these pads for all the AMC parts
> suppliers that are selling it.
> Last spring when I finally got it installed, it interfered with the
opening
> and closing of the glovebox door.
> It touches the door in the upper right hand corner and requires a good
pull
> or a screwdriver to get a hold of the door
> and pull it past the crash pad where it then falls open easily.
> It's taken me this long to decide what to do, because I will be removing
the
> dash this spring to install factory air
> from the green Javelin into the White Javelin.
> I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and how did you fix
it??
> Or did I install mine wrong and need to redo it so it fits correctly.
>
> HELP!
>
> Armand
>
>
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1970 Javelin/AMX crash pad

Maybe contact Just Dashes directly (the company who makes these) and ask
them about any fit issues. I remember hearing some gripes early on
about the first run of these having some fit issues. Maybe you got one
of those.

George Graham
AMC of Houston

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From: Armand Eshleman [mailto:aje1@frontiernet.net]
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 2:19 PM
To: AMC/Rambler owners, drivers and fans.
Subject: Re: [Amc-list] 1970 Javelin/AMX crash pad

So, no one has contacted me about the crash pad.
Does anybody have any good ideas??
thanks,

Armand

----- Original Message -----
From: "Armand Eshleman"
To: "AMC/Rambler owners, drivers and fans."
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 6:42 PM
Subject: [Amc-list] 1970 Javelin/AMX crash pad

> Hello fellow AMC fans....
>
> If you've purchased a repop crash pad for the 1970 Javelin or AMX
please
> contact me either on list or off list.
> I have an issue with the crash pad I received from Kennedy American
about
a
> year or more ago. I am
> assuming that the same guy is making these pads for all the AMC parts
> suppliers that are selling it.
> Last spring when I finally got it installed, it interfered with the
opening
> and closing of the glovebox door.
> It touches the door in the upper right hand corner and requires a good
pull
> or a screwdriver to get a hold of the door
> and pull it past the crash pad where it then falls open easily.
> It's taken me this long to decide what to do, because I will be
removing
the
> dash this spring to install factory air
> from the green Javelin into the White Javelin.
> I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and how did you
fix
it??
> Or did I install mine wrong and need to redo it so it fits correctly.
>
> HELP!
>
> Armand
>
>
> _______________________________________________
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