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Measuring spring bushings

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dieselponyexpress, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. dieselponyexpress

    dieselponyexpress 1/2 ton status

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    I'm planning for a rear shackle flip for my 85 M1008 CUCV (K30) and I want to go with new bushings. I did use the search and know that there are at least 3 different bushing sizes for the 1ton rear springs. :mad:
    But how do I measure the size with the springs installed on the truck?:confused:

    Its my DD so I want to be prepared with the correct bushings.

    Any ideas?

    Walter
     
  2. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    order all three, and return the two that dont fit.
     
  3. dieselponyexpress

    dieselponyexpress 1/2 ton status

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    I doubt that any of the vendors here will pay the return shipping from germany.
    Locally I can't find a dealer - too bad . . .

    Walter
     
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    (o.d. of spring eye) - [2x (spring thickness)] = (spring eye i.d.)
     
  5. dieselponyexpress

    dieselponyexpress 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks, I will try that.
    Differences between bushing sizes are about 1/8", right? Hopefully my measurements are accurate enough . . .

    Walter
     

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