Things are moving along on the front end rebuild and disk brake conversion.
I called Benz Spring in Portland, OR (www.benzspring.com
) and ordered a set of front springs on Friday and the UPS guy dropped the springs and new u-bolts off today about 1:30.
Shortly afterwards, the machine shop called and asked for an updated copy of my Autocad drawing for the caliper adapters. I sent it to him around 3:00 and picked up the finished brackets at 4:30. I've added a picture to the end of the album.
The cold-rolled steel plates cost as much as the cutting on the water-jet did. Disk Brake Upgrade
Over the weekend, I pulled the steering box for a rebuild, cleaned the area around the spring hangers and removed and replaced the bushings in the front frame hangers. I see today that the new springs come with the bushings already installed in them.
I was VERY impressed with the service from Benz Spring. Called 'em on Friday and told them what I was working on, the guy says they'll go out Monday, and there here on Tuesday. Oh yeah, both the springs and the u-bolts are made in the USA!