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1/2" spring spacers?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dyeager535, Feb 13, 2001.

  1. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    1/2\" spring spacers?

    Anyone know of any company that sells "lift blocks" (lol) that are maybe 1/2" or maybe 3/4"? Anyone have one laying around?

    Just put the new BFG 33x10.5R15's on my truck, and the problem with the drivers rear sagging has not disappeared. About 1/2" higher on the passenger rear. Don't feel like having a shop look at a frame, truck tracks fine, a 1/2" spring spacer on the drivers rear spring perch would solve the problem.
    Thanks


    Dorian
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  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    Re: 1/2\" spring spacers?

    My '74 2WD Jimmy came from the factory with 1/2 spacers on the rear springs....at least that's the way I got it. You could have one made out of some 1/2" thick aluminum or steel for next to nothing. Make a hole on one side for the spring tie bolt(head) and weld a steel nub on the other side to fit into the hole in the spring pad.

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    Re: 1/2\" spring spacers?

    I had that problem a little while ago, one of my leaf packs had sagged down a little. I was too cheap to get a lift block made, so I took some edger blades I had lying around and stacked them up under the spring. I used 2 or 3, each one was 1/8" thinck or so

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    Re: 1/2\" spring spacers?

    This is what you need to do. First find some old overloads from a spring pack, most are 1/2 inch thick but some are 3/4 inch thick. Secound cut the overload down untill it is the same size as your spring perches or bigger your choice. Third purchase some longer centering pins from the local hardware store and add them to the bottom of your leaf spring pack. They will look just like a 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch lift block but will actually become an add a leaf, so they will not kick out. Bassically an ORD 1 inch add a leaf in a different size made from old parts. Can't beat it!
     
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    Re: 1/2\" spring spacers?

    I'm doing the thing extremeblazer is talking about this weekend. I got some metal that measures 2.5"x5" and 1" thick from the local metal supplier. I got it for free since I was buying $70 worth of stuff for my bumper and the lady didn't feel like adding the plate to the order. I then went to the local place that makes springs for trucks and go some longer centering pins from them for $1.99. I'm gona grind the corners off the "block" tomorrow and drill a hole in it, then bolt it up Friday.

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