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Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« on: July 30, 2010, 06:47:38 PM »
Welding on the four camber plates is simple. Line the notch up with the center line mark on your stock plate. Then put 3 small welds or tacks like what you see in the picture. Using a mig welder will also work fine for this too.





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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 06:54:54 PM »
did ya find out that it just will not work with the single plate?
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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 07:38:28 PM »
It will work with the single plate. Did I send you a set of the 4130 steel plates? As long as you have those you should be fine.
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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 07:50:57 PM »
Ya man I got a 2nd set from ya they are still in the bag.  I have not even put my car back together sense I got tall the parts from you.

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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010, 09:32:30 AM »
Would I run in to any trouble if I didn't weld them together?  Will the alignment shop read me the riot act if I don't?

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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 12:30:24 AM »
has anyone found that the bolts are a little bit short on the front mount once the extra plate is welded in?

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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 01:13:18 AM »
DRTHVDR, you do need to weld the plates on. It can be done with them on the car as long as you have an air gun Handy to cool them off the instant your done welding.

crizby, you're probably noticed that the end of the bolt doesn't make it to the end of the sinch nut. If your worried about it just ad some lock tight, but I really don't think you need to.
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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 03:08:53 AM »
DRTHVDR, you do need to weld the plates on. It can be done with them on the car as long as you have an air gun Handy to cool them off the instant your done welding.

crizby, you're probably noticed that the end of the bolt doesn't make it to the end of the sinch nut. If your worried about it just ad some lock tight, but I really don't think you need to.

I actually ran into this and I don't know if the previous owner just screwed too much with the nut or the cars age, but mine is toast. I ordered new ones from Mazda, Justin would I be able to just order 4 camber plates?

The non welded ends on mine were also a bit too tight, we had to drill them out a bit. I'm not sure if anyone else has run into this?
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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 09:40:22 PM »
DRTHVDR, you do need to weld the plates on. It can be done with them on the car as long as you have an air gun Handy to cool them off the instant your done welding.

crizby, you're probably noticed that the end of the bolt doesn't make it to the end of the sinch nut. If your worried about it just ad some lock tight, but I really don't think you need to.

I actually ran into this and I don't know if the previous owner just screwed too much with the nut or the cars age, but mine is toast. I ordered new ones from Mazda, Justin would I be able to just order 4 camber plates?

The non welded ends on mine were also a bit too tight, we had to drill them out a bit. I'm not sure if anyone else has run into this?
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010, 01:58:29 AM »

I actually ran into this and I don't know if the previous owner just screwed too much with the nut or the cars age, but mine is toast. I ordered new ones from Mazda, Justin would I be able to just order 4 camber plates?

The non welded ends on mine were also a bit too tight, we had to drill them out a bit. I'm not sure if anyone else has run into this?

Did you get your new cam bolts from Mazda? I ordered one over a year ago, and the design is different... it's not like a "D", it has a totally different pattern and the corresponding cam plate has the same pattern. I guess I'm going to have to get the old style bolt or have the D shaped hole machined to fit the new bolt. I'll post a pic this week of the new design bolt, in case no one else has seen it.
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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 10:15:27 PM »

I actually ran into this and I don't know if the previous owner just screwed too much with the nut or the cars age, but mine is toast. I ordered new ones from Mazda, Justin would I be able to just order 4 camber plates?

The non welded ends on mine were also a bit too tight, we had to drill them out a bit. I'm not sure if anyone else has run into this?

Did you get your new cam bolts from Mazda? I ordered one over a year ago, and the design is different... it's not like a "D", it has a totally different pattern and the corresponding cam plate has the same pattern. I guess I'm going to have to get the old style bolt or have the D shaped hole machined to fit the new bolt. I'll post a pic this week of the new design bolt, in case no one else has seen it.

When mine sheared off it was the D shape, I ordered new ones from Mazda and now have the same ones you do which have long cut-lines along opposite ends of the bolt. I am planning to have a machine shop just duplicate the disc if the bolt cant be made to work the same as the D shape ones. I will try to get some pics up as well.
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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2010, 04:18:33 AM »
If some one can send me a sample washer. I would be more than happy to make some extra sets of these washers to keep in stock for the people that have purchased these later style cam washers.
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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2010, 10:41:31 PM »
If some one can send me a sample washer. I would be more than happy to make some extra sets of these washers to keep in stock for the people that have purchased these later style cam washers.

I may have a solution for anyone with later washers and bolts Justin, I just need to find some time to get to the machine shop for a solid day or so but work this month may mean I wont get to it till the new year. I will post progress when I go, we should be able to make things work with no modification to the washers you supply and maybe get around the running out of thread issue that some guys are having.
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Re: Camber/Caster Plate (welding required)
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2010, 10:55:52 PM »
Justin I think I need a set of tue chrome molly washers. My subframe is from way back in the begining.
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2010, 12:43:08 AM »
has anyone found that the bolts are a little bit short on the front mount once the extra plate is welded in?

Yes mine were so I just used longer bolts and machined a flat on the bolt to suit.