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"pull pin"leaf clamps..maybe an idea for somebody?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BIGRIG, Jun 23, 2001.

  1. BIGRIG

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    \"pull pin\"leaf clamps..maybe an idea for somebody?

    Everybody talks about undoing the clamps on the front and rear leaf springs for more articulation right>? but I believe the big deal is it doesn't have good road characteristics. Could you make the clamps like a sway bar disconnect kit..... u shape welded to the bottom spring then have a hole drilled to put a pin in and a cotter key.

    I don't know just throwin around ideas
    .......input.....pro's and con's

    anyway back to lettin my brain smoke!!

    Chris

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  2. scrapmetal

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    Re: maybe an idea for somebody?

    Well the retaining clamp should be riveted to the bottom spring anyways, I just took the bolt out, and my clamps are still there, and it flexes like Arnold,, maybe you have a weird spring but out of all the years I have building and destroying stuff, thats the way mine have been, yours????

    Never been stuck, just temporarily delayed.
     
  3. BIGRIG

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    Re: maybe an idea for somebody?

    You're right its riveted....but does it handle worse on the road? I've heard guys around here undoin 'em but then it corners real loose. plus this would be quick and easy? maybe maybe not?

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    Re: maybe an idea for somebody?

    Well I dont even have a sway bar and mine corners like a vet, at least until I put a set of 2wd 2 leaf spring packs in the rear with a shackle flip, now its a little swishy, but hell what do ya want, ya wanna climb a tree with some flex, or race with it,, cant have both,, wanna play,, ya gotta pay,,

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    Re: maybe an idea for somebody?

    Hay, scrap.

    You can have both, at least thats what I'm tring to do. My Blazer/Jimmy used to corner like a slot car, I'd like to keep it that way if I can. Thats why I went with sway bar discos.

    I think the idea of a "Pull Pin" leaf clamp might work out O.K.

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    Oooo, I didn't notice the first time, you work for the USPS.
    Hay, were still budds, Right? No problemes here!

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    Re: maybe an idea for somebody?

    Thanks twizted. I was looking for some input maybe somebody who has undone the clamps before. I'm lookin for the whole multipurpose thing too.

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    Re: maybe an idea for somebody?

    I took the bolts out of my rear clamps.On the street I dont think you would ever notice this.The only time mine spread that far apart is off road.

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    Re: "pull pin"leaf clamps..maybe an idea for somebody?

    I've used clevis pins (I think thats what they're called). Looks like rod with several holes drilled through with a round top to keep from pulling through. Find one that is the same diameter of your bolt and the same length or a little longer with a matching pull clip. Put the rod and clip on when on the road. Pull the clip and pin for offroading. This also eliminated the need for the sleeve since you can't overtighten it. You can still use it, but it's one more piece to lose.

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    Re: \"pull pin\"leaf clamps..maybe an idea for somebody?

    thanks well somebody beat me to it as usaul. But it's good to know that it works.

    Thanx

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