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Broken Rear Leaf Springs! Temp Fix?

 
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:30 PM
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I recommend getting the bushing kit. You'll need the new pins and shim bolts. Why reuse the old 50+ year old hardware? After you remove the old pins and bolts, you'll find that they've been worn. If you're spending hundreds on new springs, what's another $80 for the kit?
 
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I am so glad that I am not a surgeon and can abuse my hands. I just need my brain and my mouth do do my job!

Thanks for the link. I have it bookmarked!

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If you were a surgeon, you'd have the work done for you.
 
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I am so glad that I am not a surgeon and can abuse my hands. I just need my brain and my mouth do do my job!
Uhm........I guess that makes me a rebel. I perform minor surgeries on humans just about every day, and then I perform surgery on my trucks and my farm equipment just about every night.

You'll be fine replacing your springs. Just get yourself a BFH and a long punch or bolt.
 
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Actually, with nothing of the old stuff being saved, I'd consider a Sawzall and a pack of blades!
 
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Still have to get the front shackle pins out.
 
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Still have to get the front shackle pins out.
That's what the Sawzall is for. Just run it along between the spring and the hanger, problem solved. I had to cut two pins, twice each, with a handheld hacksaw blade in my youth. Talk about rough on the hands, I recall it took 2 or 3 hours a side. (British cars... )
 
 
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