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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sledheadak, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. sledheadak

    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    im looking for a set of ak 57 arms-the piece that goes between the spring hanger and the spring- or the measurements for them.i dont need the whole kit as i have springs already.thanks
     
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    Marv Springer ought to be able to help, he invented them.

    John
     
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    I don't know of anyone who makes these now......

    A few guys in AZ still run the system. I can provide pics and approximate dimensions if you like to make your own.

    PM me if you like....

    Marv
     
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    Whats so hard about PM'img Marv ( the inventor ) , or one of the AZ guys , who knows maybe one of us can walk 50 feet and snap a pic :wink1:. These were all over in front of me this weekend . Two trucks ran with it this last weekend . Pics and measurements would of been easy . FWIW , I even know where a poor old set is crying right now , because someone doesn't wheel it . That set doesn't deserve to just sit there all lonely while the kid that owns it lets it sit there :rolleyes:
     
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    holy crap, that pic is like 1:1 scale... actually, I think its bigger than 1:1. lol! resizing anyone? :crazy: :grin:

    j
     
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    I know , was getting my point across :wink1:
     
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    i did. but havent recieved them yet and was bringing to the top as a reminder and to see if somebody happened to have set they werent using.
     
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    I have and can get lots of pictures for ya too if ya need.
     
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    Ohhh , OK . Wasn't being mean . Well , between life , welding , and wheeling , I can say Marv has been busy . Betcha he's doing something for the trip they're taking now . I can measure those in my backyard for ya :D
     
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    sell me yours!!!!!! lol i know everybody is busy and i finaly have time to get mine in the shop and start working on it.the measurements would be great. thanks
     
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    Going by pure memory and never having measuered them.

    Put some bushings on a pice of heavy wall square tubing. The stock spring location is roughly 52" from the front mount of the rear spring. The new springs are going to be 57" long. You need to bridge the 5" difference with the block and bushing set up. Have a bump stop for the up travel of the block, and the design will limit its own down travel. You can rake the shackle angle slightly to gain a softer ride if you wish.


    Also, [noted sarcasim]
    If you tow a trailer with it you will die... and take out a bus full of nuns
    If you go down a hill with it you will die... and take out a bus full of nuns
    If you wheel hard with it you will die... and take out a bus full of nuns
    If you daily drive with it you will die... and take out a bus full of nuns

    This should sum up the last 4 years of the springer suspension debate.

    (I really should stop replying after 11PM or I am probably going to get a nasty gram from a mod by x-mas :D )
     
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    lol Marv, thats some funny chit. :haha: Your design is a heck of a lot better than revolvers are, and somehow I have managed not to kill any nuns (let alone a bus load!) in the several years I have run them. :thumb:

    j
     
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    What all do you need? I'm not using my anymore.
     
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    sledhead,

    You're right..... :doah: My bad... I owe you an apology.

    Please re-PM me your mailling addy. My inbox was full and I wound up having to delete a bunch of stuff so that I could send and recieve PMs.

    I must have deleted your message.

    Again I apologize. After I return from Parker, I'll send you some drawings.

    Pauly does have a set he may sell tho....

    Marv
     
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    would like everything but the springs.thanks.
    marv- not a problem resent pm . thanks
     
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    If I wake up xmas morning , and see Shawns truck in my backyard , then yes I do :wink1:
     
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    I'm keep the shims that came with it, you can have everything else. Likes like the bump stops, shakle hanger, and the arm. $50?
    george_caraway@yahoo.com
     

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