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Re: Leaf spring shim? [Re: Cletis] #631704
Wed Mar 24 2010 10:15 AM
Wed Mar 24 2010 10:15 AM
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sfsutton  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2006
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Largo, FL
My 54 3100 has the spare mounted on the driver side.

Re: Leaf spring shim? [Re: sfsutton] #631780
Wed Mar 24 2010 05:35 PM
Wed Mar 24 2010 05:35 PM
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waldo53  Offline
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OHHHHH! You have the spare tire mounted on the driver's side instead of underneath!! O.K. that is RPO 341 and the Assembly Manual shows the "spacer" in question on the pass. side only, part no. 2308561.

Sorry for the misleading post.

Re: Leaf spring shim? [Re: Cletis] #631819
Wed Mar 24 2010 07:57 PM
Wed Mar 24 2010 07:57 PM
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ApacheFiend  Offline
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Dallas, TX
I am also still curious about this. I wouldn't think a spare would make a truck lean that much. Is this spacer really need? If so, which side should it be on? Side with the spare or opposite? And where can I get another one?


58' 3200 235 3-speed/OD

Re: Leaf spring shim? [Re: waldo53] #631822
Wed Mar 24 2010 08:09 PM
Wed Mar 24 2010 08:09 PM
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gjberche  Offline OP
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St. Louis, Missouri
Waldo- Can you tell me on what page or sheet number in the assembly manual this part is shown? I have the manual but didn't see it on the rear suspension page.

Apache- I'm thinking the side of the truck with the spring spacer will effectively be lowered. This is because the shim puts the body of the truck lower to the ground with respect to the axle. So if the spacer is for compensation of the spare tire carrier and/or driver, then it makes sense to be on the passenger side only.

But I'd still like to see the part in the assembly manual! Hopefully Waldo53 can point me in the right direction!! Thanks everyone.

Re: Leaf spring shim? [Re: gjberche] #631838
Wed Mar 24 2010 08:52 PM
Wed Mar 24 2010 08:52 PM
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It's shown in the R.P.O. sections, Section 10, Sheet 3.02

The spacer is shown for R.H. side only.

Re: Leaf spring shim? [Re: waldo53] #631853
Wed Mar 24 2010 09:50 PM
Wed Mar 24 2010 09:50 PM
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ApacheFiend  Offline
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The spacer lowering the body to the ground would not be true for my Task Force truck, as the axle is below the springs. It seems it would raise the side it is on, so for me that may be correct to have it on the driver's side.


58' 3200 235 3-speed/OD

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