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Help Needed for Spring rebuilding..tricks and trinkets and whatnot.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CheyenneKid, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. CheyenneKid

    CheyenneKid Registered Member

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    I picked up a set of Rancho Prerunner springs from rancho on eBay, I took them apart, and want to clean them up for the install. this is the equation as it stands:
    disassemble springs
    I've found the 60 grip flap grinder to work nicely on the cleanup
    Extend Rust converter for the residual pitting
    rust oleum gloss black
    new bolts for the leaves and stainless bushings for the clamps
    install

    Any additional tips for this cleanup? Help appreciated.

    CK
     
  2. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    a big C clamp that you can use an impact on. the tighter you canget the center pin the less likely it will come loose and let the pack sheer the pin.

    also some teflon end plates to let the springs slip on themsleves easier. fors have them from the factory in a 2.5 or 3 inch width. the stealership has them. if i recal right ya have to drill holes for them in the ends of the springs.
    Grant
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Don't forget new slider tips between the springs. Factory springs come with thin plastic pads that snap into the ends of each leaf. Not sure if any aftermarket springs do though.

    I used an epoxy enamel paint on my springs.

    Rene
     
  4. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    use a long screwdriver or something to get the holes lined up before you clamp the springs down or it will be hard to move them if there off a little.
     

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