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anti friction pads

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cegusman, May 24, 2002.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Where do you get the anti friction pads that go between the leaves of the springs?
     
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    It's at Autozoned. In the back. comes in a tub or a tube /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    Hmmmmm Anybody though of putting Zerks on the springs near the end? Himm make a slight vally with the die grinder. Couple pumps every once in a while. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    I have thought of that...just never did it./forums/images/icons/tongue.gif Might soften up the front Rancho's a little.

    I thought I just read in another post that most spring shops carry the teflon slip pads in stock. I'd check there before going with zerks...

    Rene
     
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    UHMWPE is where its at...pics on my webshots/shack flip album...

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  5. m j

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    30 cents cdn each at McAllister spring/Ottoman when I got mine
    any spring shop should have em

    the plastic strips sound intriging as well

    I had no trouble drilling the leaves but the Ironworker bit snapped after punching 3 holes, impressive boom as it punched too
     
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    Should never punch a hole smaller in diameter than the thickness of the material...1/2" hole in 1/2" thick material is OK, 3/8" hole in 1/2" material and you'll break the punch. I guess you already found that out huh?/forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    Rene
     
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    never looked at thickness and now dont recall the punch size.
    I was blaming the curvature not allowing the punch to sit flat and side loading, good thing those bits are not too $$$
    had to put a 1/4" plate to protect my feet from the ejection when it did punch, what a dumb place to put the control
    Iron Worker is on the big ticket wish list
    I have heard tons of drilling difficulty complaints but I had no trouble at all with cheap bits???
     
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    I'd think a good quality drill bit and some coolant would do the trick. I think a lot of people use too much RPM and burn the bits up. Low rpm with lots of pressure works best.

    BTW...I wanna iron worker too. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    Rene
     
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    lots of oil, slow speed, try and feed the bit without forcing and burning the tip dull.
    seemed to work great
     
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    i just pryed them apart and smeared the grease in, was amazed at the difference, then bought the pads
     

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