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Home made spring perch

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by balzackks84, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. balzackks84

    balzackks84 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I saw this on an FJ and was kinda freaked out about it. It looked like the spring perches were made out of 3" box tubing with the bottom cut out and notched to fit the axle tube. It looked to be about .190 wall but not sure. Was i over reacting or is it fine to do that?
     
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    Since an FJ is lighter in weight, the .190 wall thickness could survive supporting it.

    But many others have used 2.5 x 2.5 inch tubing to make perches for Blazers, trucks, etc. They use .25 wall thickness instead. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    What he said 1/4" wall 2.5"x2.5" tubing is what I use for my spring perches and I also box the ends.

    Depdog
     
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    Yep, thats my article on it.

    Depdog
     
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    Yeah, I know...hope you don't mind me linking it.

    How are they holding up...any problems? Vibe noise/humm still gone after adding the shims?
     
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    Those are pretty...look pretty stout too.
    Did you hand make them, or are they machined?
    Have you used the offset hole yet?
     
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    I cut them on a CNC machine, the off set hole is for 57" ford rear leaf springs and the center is for the chevy..
     

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