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The Quest for telfon leaf spring pads

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ColAdo82K5, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. ColAdo82K5

    ColAdo82K5 1/2 ton status

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    hey ya'll,
    Who can find some teflon in 2.5 width strips for our style of 52inch rear springs ? I want to build a pack that uses a 8 inch rectangle of telfon between each leaf using the centering pin to hold them in place. I've heard of several people doing this with good results. Online source ?
    Blake
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    8"?
    the slippery bit needs to be at the tip of the spring
     
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    The springs I have don't have holes for the telfon tips. I've seen a few custom shops that did it this way as well. Such as Deaver or Eaton...
    Know of an online source for the teflon stuff or how to drill to add the telfon tips?
     
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    Thanks !
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I just drilled mine for the buttons
    wasnt hard at all
    I did break a 7/16 punch on the ironworker trying to punch them
    but the drill press made short work of it
     
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    St. Louis Spring can hook you up with some teflon pads for the tips if you do it that way, 75 cents each.
     

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