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Typical F250 rear leafs for a 70'?


Would this be a typical rear leaf for 70 F250? Seems like a lot of leaf's. New member thanks for the help
 
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Would this be a typical rear leaf for 70 F250? Seems like a lot of leaf's. New member thanks for the help
TWO different types of rear springs. Your truck has extra leafs added.

Upper pic: 1968/72 F100/250 2WD with Flex-O-Matic rear springs. Notice the 5A709 compensator at the rear and its 3 bushings.

Lower pic: 1965/72 F250 2WD without Flex-O-Matic.





 
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another pic maybe better


 
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Originally Posted by Jwayne82 View Post
It has Flex-O-Matic rear springs, note compensator.

Originally, it came with a 6 leaf spring pack, but there were three different load rates, depending on what the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating was (6900 or 7500 or 8100 lbs. - stamped on the Warranty Plate).

There was also an optional heavy duty single leaf spring.
 
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Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
TWO different types of rear springs. Your truck has extra leafs added.

Upper pic: 1968/72 F100/250 2WD with Flex-O-Matic rear springs. Notice the 5A709 compensator at the rear and its 3 bushings.

Lower pic: 1965/72 F250 2WD without Flex-O-Matic.





great I see what you mean, thanks for the info
 
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Well I bet this rides like a dream. That is one heavy duty set of springs there. I wonder if this was set up as a wrecker sometime in its life?
 
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Well I bet this rides like a dream. That is one heavy duty set of springs there. I wonder if this was set up as a wrecker sometime in its life?
I have no idea. I bought from a guy it was just setting there waiting a way
 
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If you're not going to be loading it with very heavy loads you will be removing some of the leaves. Along with the Flex O Matic it also has an overload leaf on the top. I added a couple of leaves when I put a heavier camper on my truck and when I removed it it rode like a buckboard so I removed the extra ones and it rides decently now.
 
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I agree with Alex.

I count 10 leaves, plus the upper overload.

I'd take out the bottom 5 or so. See what that does for ya. You can use a block to keep the height if you don't want it to be lower.
 
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I agree with Alex.

I count 10 leaves, plus the upper overload.

I'd take out the bottom 5 or so. See what that does for ya. You can use a block to keep the height if you don't want it to be lower.
sounds like a plan
 
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Is that a 2wd or 4wd chassis? Would they have had different springs still?
I agree they look like they came off of a big flat-bed setup, but curious about any variations between two and four-wheel drives.

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