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Worn Leaf Spring Eye
#1321958 Thu Aug 15 2019 02:10 PM
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Phak1 Offline OP
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I’m trying to straighten out my wandering 52’ 1/2 ton and run into the leaf spring eyes being worn to the the point where they need replacement. Can I buy just the one spring with the worn eye (both sides) or should I just replace both of front springs?


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Re: Worn Leaf Spring Eye
Phak1 #1321975 Thu Aug 15 2019 05:17 PM
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a good spring shop will make you any new part for a leaf spring
bring them the old part, they have stock spring material in all thicknesses and widths to make any shape your heart desires.
special tooling allows then to heat and form a spring eye to any diameter

they can make you a whole new spring assembly or they can rebuild the existing spring assembly and replace only worn leaves and rivet/crimp it all back together for you
the sky is the limit
-s

Re: Worn Leaf Spring Eye
Phak1 #1321979 Thu Aug 15 2019 05:29 PM
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Van
After I replaced the front springs on my 59 Apache I highly recommend doing that! The ride has improved greatly, and it holds the road way better. Less chasing with the wheel.


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Re: Worn Leaf Spring Eye
Phak1 #1321987 Thu Aug 15 2019 06:52 PM
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Phak1 Offline OP
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I need to clarify my post. I meant to say, disassemble the spring stack and replace the main spring with the eyes, then reassemble and re-clamp them together. Or, should I replace the whole spring. Whatever I do I will do it on both sides.


Phil

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Re: Worn Leaf Spring Eye
Phak1 #1321994 Thu Aug 15 2019 07:56 PM
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Re: Worn Leaf Spring Eye
Phak1 #1322033 Fri Aug 16 2019 01:28 AM
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I would keep the rest of the stack of springs and just buy the single main springs.
I have one AD with really good springs and another with sagging springs.
Guess which one rides much gentler?

Re: Worn Leaf Spring Eye
Phak1 #1322080 Fri Aug 16 2019 01:29 PM
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Uhh, I'll pick C, LOL.

I 2nd replacing the main spring and reusing the rest. Nothing wrong with all new tho, all depends on how deep you want to go into your pockets, LOL.


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