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leaf spring brackets

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Propayne, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Propayne

    Propayne Registered Member

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    went out wheeling yesterday and everything was going fine...until i pulled out of the trail and onto gravel. i could not put it in park, s o i get under it, look at the linkage and i notice my leaf spring bracket is wedged against it. it appeared that over time, the bolts had been bending and breaking. an idea i had was to weld a couple of brackets together on each bracket to make everything better enforced....sound like a goood idea?
     
  2. Propayne

    Propayne Registered Member

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    i guess i didnt explain something right
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Either that or you gotta wait more than an hour and change :)

    If what you're talking about are the shackles, they're two flat strips that go from the leaf spring on the bottom, up to each side of the frame rail on top?

    http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/hdshackles.htm

    ORD makes some nice ones.

    Alternately, you can DIY: as part of my 52" front spring swap I just made my own, from 3/8" x 2" flat stock, to custom length (but using ORD's greaseable bushings.)

    Or if that's not what you're talking about, be clearer or put up a pic?

    -- A
     

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