5. With the frame ground smooth, use vise clamps to position the plate, then mount it in place. Using the stock spring perches from the Dana 44 to position the springs, set the bracket and weld it in place. This will put the front springs at a little bit of an angle, but not enough to bind or damage the springs. With the new mount in place we chose to incorporate a 1/4-inch side brace for a little added support.