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    I'll be getting a new bowl, and I'm not wild about the cradle type mount that was on the back of my bowl/rideplate. I'd like to fab up a turnbuckle type. I made this template yesterday, after laying it on my ride plate it makes me think that the ears need to be longer(wider). Is everyones ride plate this skinny? I realize there is no real law or rule to ride plate length and width, I was just curious on what's working for you guys. After cutting this template out it makes me think I should put 2 more ears more tword the center, and have a spot to mount an external pump brace. Is 1/4" alum going to be enough, or should I buy 5/16". Lastly where is a good place to buy turnbuckles? Pics are a bonus...

    Edit: after looking at it again, it looks like the pump brace turnbuckles would more than likely attach
    to the end of the intake rather than where bowl ends, at least with a pump set back.
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    A little off subject here, but your ride plate needs stiffiners put on it.
    1' X 1" X 1/4" aluminum angle works good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    A little off subject here, but your ride plate needs stiffiners put on it.
    1' X 1" X 1/4" aluminum angle works good.
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    Thanks Duane.... maybe I can incorporate that(angle alum.) into where the turn buckles attach to the ride plate. Anyone have their stiffeners going downward off the ride plate? Duane do you have any pics? I'm not sure if you're talking 1"x1" stock on each side or?
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    I'd like to see the photo(s) too.
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    rex marine and edie are two that have the turnbuckles and mounting pads that you are looking for. my .02 worth i would make the plate at least 5/16 i personally make mine out of 3/8, also aggressor made some nice plates at one time that had the intergral side braces on them, might check with dave (pops) on here and see if he still has some.

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    if you use 1/2", you won't need stiffeners...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    if you use 1/2", you won't need stiffeners...
    If you use 1/2" do you have to trim it down at the shoe? So it would be flush!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    If you use 1/2" do you have to trim it down at the shoe? So it would be flush!
    I was kinda wondering the same thing wt. I've seen other rideplates and in pics they look to be as wide as the intake (10"), mine is 8". Maybe it's just an optical illusion, I pm'd a fellow daytona owner and he says his ride plate is 8" also. Just in case there's any confusion as to what I'm trying to do I'll put up a pic of what I want my set up to be like(no cradle). I may be up in the night but it sure SEEMS like adjusting the rideplate, and even changing/shimming shoes would be easier with this type of a set up.
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    On a set-back, theres nothing behind the shoe. So a half inch thick ride plate, just needs to be milled to a 1/4 thickness at the shoe.
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    Just my opinion, but a ride plate with turnbuckles is to flimsey compared to the cradle.

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    On a set-back, theres nothing behind the shoe. So a half inch thick ride plate, just needs to be milled to a 1/4 thickness at the shoe.
    When you do it this way, be sure to make the cut with a ball mill. A straight 90 degree cut to go from 1/2" to 1/4" will be where the plate eventually cracks.

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    johnnyray hooked me up with 3/8 plate so no stiffies required and it has worked great also futs is correct about bowl brace is better than buckles imo but buckles is quicker to adjust, but not as much strength to hold plate if ur running on up there in the numbers
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    You can get some 8 inch alum chanel and it has the sides already built in. Works great.

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