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Old 07-10-2018, 08:21 PM
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1946 1Ton PU suspension

Hi all,
I took a look at my leaf springs amd I think the bushings are bad/worn out.
im trying to find out if itís possible to put new bushings in or just replace the shackles

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Old 07-10-2018, 08:28 PM
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I just did the ones in my 47 one ton pickup. Got them (the bushings)from Chuck's Trucks in Conneticut . Some of my bushings were worn clear through and the shackles and mounts were oval in the steel. I drove a couple of wedges in there after the new bushings were in and greased. That will last the life of the truck since I'm 65 years old. Got any pictures of this truck? I love a tonner PU.
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for the help. Iím thinking Iíll just replace the whole shackle assembly.

heres a picture. when I got her the previous owner had her sprayed with grey primer 15 years ago before storing her in his barn.

its taken quite a few hours to hand sand that primer off without taking the patena underneath. The box is all patched up just hasnít been put back on.
Shes staying bone stock. 236 V8 Flathead 4 speed manual.

 
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:41 AM
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Very Nice! And a merc at that. I don't think I've ever seen running boards that nice on a tonner PU. Mine is mostly rebuilt now and like yours, the patched up bed is sitting on some blocks awaiting a little more spare time. What are those rear tires? Denmans? Tournels?
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:10 PM
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I fired up my tonner this morning because you and this thread inspired me to do so. I have been involved in getting the woodie project 'finished' but I have to admit I got sidetracked two days ago with my studebaker M15 clone project. I have been in a pressure cooker job situation for so long with my regular work, my beloved hobby stuff has suffered greatly......
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:11 PM
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Itís easy to get sidetracked, life is always getting in my way lol!!
id live to see some pics of your rides/projects
 
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