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Part Location
#1384996 Tue Nov 17 2020 08:49 PM
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New Guy
So we replaced the spring perches on Dad's '52 1/2 ton PU. While reassembling the front axle and new springs, we ran across 2 pieces, see pics, and we couldn't remember where they go for sure. I believe they go on the the rear axle bolt right before the nuts are put on. We tried that and they fit, but there's a casting area, see pic, that is ramped and it doesn't allow the piece to lie flat. Could someone post me a pic of this piece on their truck or verify I've got it in the correct place on my truck's front axle. Thanks.

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Re: Part Location
taildragger69 #1385000 Tue Nov 17 2020 09:06 PM
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I recently disassembled my front suspension and there was nothing between the axle flange and the nuts on the rear. That's what's shown on the FAM figure behind your third picture. That same figure shows washers between the axle flange and the front shock mount on the forward u-bolt. That's probably there to allow for that forging bump between the u-bolt holes. You could use some flat washers on the rear u-bolts before you put that piece on if you really want to use it, but IMO, it's not necessary. Are you sure it doesn't go on the rear u-bolt on the rear springs?


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Re: Part Location
taildragger69 #1385004 Tue Nov 17 2020 09:38 PM
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We looked at the FAM as well and came to the same conclusion as you. I will follow the FAM, but then I'm not sure where these 2 parts go? I just looked at the rear springs' rear axle bolt again and there are 2 similar looking parts already installed in that location although they look a bit different. The front shock mounts do have a cutout for that casting ramp, but we'll use washers as well per the FAM.

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Re: Part Location
taildragger69 #1385016 Tue Nov 17 2020 11:12 PM
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I figured that the front shock mount might have that cutout, but I couldn't put my hands on mine at the moment. They're probably in the sandblast box out in the trailer.
My rear springs had flat steel plates on the rear u-bolts with radiused ends. I just picked up all 4 new springs and ubolts as well as plates for the rear and they're squared off, but I might grind the corners off. Depends on how bored I get over the winter and how anal I feel about them.

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Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Part Location
taildragger69 #1385019 Wed Nov 18 2020 12:08 AM
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I think they go on the rear leaf springs. I dug through pictures of my 54 teardown and they had something similar on rear springs.

Re: Part Location
klhansen #1385051 Wed Nov 18 2020 04:43 AM
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I'm thinking my 2 pieces go on the rear springs as well. We put parts from 2 trucks together 35 years ago and didn't have any books back then. Thanks for y'alls time and help.

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Re: Part Location
taildragger69 #1385094 Wed Nov 18 2020 06:53 PM
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I agree that those go on the rear leaf springs but maybe not the year of your truck. They look like the clamp brackets on the rear springs of my '37 Master coupe.

My thinking is that at some time along the way Chevy determined it was cheaper to use a thicker flat strap that a thinner formed one.


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Re: Part Location
TBUChevy #1385106 Wed Nov 18 2020 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TBUChevy
My thinking is that at some time along the way Chevy determined it was cheaper to use a thicker flat strap that a thinner formed one.
Exactly. The bean counters win again. wink


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's

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