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Teflon leaf spring liners

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Musclerodz, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Musclerodz

    Musclerodz 1/2 ton status

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    Where can i get teflon liners for my leaf springs. Just had them fresh powdercoated and want to eliminate some binding and possible squeaking. I checked with GM and everything up to 87 has been discontinued on their computers.

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    There is a thread posted on page 2 by scrappy88 titled 'UHMW-PE strips...' that has 7 replies with info to help you. Sorry I cant do the linking. just read it last nite.
     
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    Contact a local spring supplier or someone like Deaver or Eaton or National they should have what you are looking for
     
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    If you've got them apart and freshly powdercoated I'd skip those little spring pads and line the whole things with .030 to .060" UHMW-PE. Eliminates all metal to metal contact. It'll cost a bit more but I think it's worth it. I got mine at www.mcmaster.com and used the .050" adhesive backed in 6" wide.. just cut it to fit the springs. Part number is 7701T49.
     
  5. HarryH3

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    If you look closely at the later model spring packs that have the sliders on the ends of each leaf, you'll see that the springs don't even touch each other. :eek1: There is a spacer between each leaf at the center pin, and the slide pads at the ends, so there's always a gap between the leaves. Ya can't get much lower friction that that! :rolleyes:
     
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    X2. I have been wondering if I could get some of the pads for the centering pin from the newer trucks and use them on my older springs?


    And to the original poster - as someone else mentioned, try a local spring shop. I bought some locally for 75 cents a piece.





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  7. Musclerodz

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    I read the thread mentioned a couple a days ago but it has had a few more posts since. TO use those snaps I would have to drill hole in my springs and I don't want to do that. I have Grainger local to me, I will try them for the tape stuff. Thanks

    Mike
     
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    Those "pads" at the center pin are just pieces of galvanized sheet metal. Maybe 1/16th of an inch thick.

    I looked into adding the plastic sliders at the ends of the springs to an older set of springs. The spring shop said $5 PER HOLE DRILLED, :eek1: so I just grabbed a set of newer springs and freshened 'em up instead. :cool1:
     

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