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Junkyard ghetto fab find!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by smprider112, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. smprider112

    smprider112 1/2 ton status

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    so I was at the U-pull it today to get some fenderwells...and as Im looking under trucks to check condition and what not...I find this one that has what looks like...the regular 7 or 8 leaf pack (whatever std 3/4ton is) with ANOTHER probably 6or7 leaf pack on top of it...and sandwiched between the 2 is this lil 1 inch block (not a zerorate, but something homemade lookin) so at first im thinkin...thats one hell of an add a leaf lift...except the funny part is the extra leaf pack was on top...so it would do nothing to aid in lifting the rear...is this some kind of ghetto-a$$ed overload setup!? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif just thought I'd share this lil gem with everyone cuz it had me laughin my ass off!! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    They're called overload springs, and they do work, and they're not ghetto fab.
     
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    Alot of trucks come with that setup factory. A freind of mine just bought a new 2004 F350 and it has it. There are stops on the frame that the ends of the upper pack hit when the truck is loaded down.
     
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    no but its not like overloads...cuz I have seen overloads...this was like the regular leaf pack...then ANOTHER leaf pack...it still had the spring eyes from the other one and everything...i wish I had a digi cam it'd be worth it to show people /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I bet it was a ford, there are tons out there with em. nothing ghetto about them.
     
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    just a homemade overload setup. I don't see anything wrong with it /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    nahh it was a chevy...Guess I really needed a pic to go with this one for people to really appreciate the comic value /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    lol I want too see it. it sounds funny /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    My Dad had a 5-leaf overload pack built for his '79 C20 crewcab to pack his camper.

    I've also seen a stock multi-leaf overload pack on some of the 88-98 C&C trucks.

    EDIT: Wow. Spring eyes too eh? missed than on the first read /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    My Dad had a 5-leaf overload pack built for his '79 C20 crewcab to pack his camper.

    I've also seen a stock multi-leaf overload pack on some of the 88-98 C&C trucks.

    EDIT: Wow. Spring eyes too eh? missed than on the first read /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

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    Ya I have seen some hardcore overloads b4 but this thing was straight up ghetto!! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif the thing was so big with the shackles he had u prolly coulda put a 4" block in there with the stock springs /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
    next time I go to the U-pull it I'll bring my cam...this thing needs to be shown for people to truely appreciate the ghetto-ness /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    and ya it still had the spring eyes like it literally musta been pulled outta another truck then slapped right in
     

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