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welding to the spring?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    would it be bad to weld to the top of my rear springs? I can rig up my ebrake setup if i can just weld a 1 inch by the width of the spring pack piece of metal to it. would it weaken anything?
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    If it's the main leaf...DO NOT touch it with a welder. I wouldn't weld on any of the leafs though. Welding would seriously weaken the spring...basically wouldn't be a spring anymore right were the weld was.
     
  3. BranndonC

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    k, i'll find another way, thanks for the quick responce
     
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    could you possible make a braket that slides over the Ubolt and is held on clamped between the nut and the spring plate? Not sure what you are thinking of but that is close to the spring and should give it enough distance to allow for proper movement of the arm.

    Ira
     
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    I would weld on any leaf other than the main leaf, but only at the end. Anything that supports a load, I would just leave alone. I'd look into the clamp setup like he mentioned. I'd like to see a drawing of what you're brewing for an e-brake though.
     
  6. BranndonC

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    it was cheezy at best... not worth showing anyone lol
     
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    kids right

    no no and no

    dawg is right

    bolted bracket is ok
     

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