Any first hand experience on leaf spring repairs? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-11-2004, 08:08 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 15
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Any first hand experience on leaf spring repairs?

I posted earlier about new rear leaf springs for my Caddy and Joe replied about having them redone at a local shop.
I've heard good and bad about having them fixed. Any first hand accounts on the good or bad?
Thanks,
Eric

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-12-2004, 03:59 AM
aka Duke of URL
 
Last wiki edit: Finding vacuum leaks Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 4,821
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Arrow

-Re-Arching Leaf Springs-

In my opinion, the process is attune to my trying to revive my sex life with a can of FIX-A-FLAT with the wand stuck up my butt. Ain't gonna work no matter how much you want it too...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-12-2004, 10:45 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shreveport LA
Age: 64
Posts: 5,103
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I had the mono-leafs on a '69 Nova rearched at a local shop back around 1971, & it still sits like it should, although it has not been driven much since then.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-13-2004, 12:02 AM
TooMany2count's Avatar
A Half Crippled Old SOB....
 
Last wiki edit: GM RPO build codes Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cahokia,IL..... Donate Blood Products & Sign your DONORS CARD
Posts: 807
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
all i know is i have done LOTS of them WITH OUT ever having a problem, the key thing is they cant be rusted to the point were the rust scale fall off in big pieces, surface rust is ok. heck the shop i worked at use to have BIGG truck leaf spring rebuilt
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-13-2004, 10:17 AM
4 Jaw Chuck's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Age: 46
Posts: 4,907
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 75 Times in 62 Posts
With what a new set costs why would you bother?
__________________
Outlawed tunes from outlawed pipes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-13-2004, 10:34 AM
troy-curt's Avatar
Shop Owner And Troll Hunter
 

Last journal entry: Detailing Eng. Compartment
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Prairie Grove Ar.
Age: 75
Posts: 2,646
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A reached spring is just as good as a new one and a lot cheaper.
for the cars that you can't get them anymore they can make new ones.

Troy

__________________
If you don't make mistakes. your not doing anything.

69 ss rs full custom camaro 98 ISCA grandchampion
69 ss rs bb camaro wifes driver
66 Elcamino 350/all dz parts,ac,windows,loaded,my driver
69 ss chevelle bb conv.fresh frame off
26 T sedan street rod
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-13-2004, 07:24 PM
TooMany2count's Avatar
A Half Crippled Old SOB....
 
Last wiki edit: GM RPO build codes Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cahokia,IL..... Donate Blood Products & Sign your DONORS CARD
Posts: 807
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally posted by 4 Jaw Chuck
With what a new set costs why would you bother?


just to give ya an idea chuck, i had a set rebuilt for a friends truck they wanted over $300 for the pair to make new ones, but only charge me $150 to rebuild, re-arch & add 2 more springs to her original set....joe
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2004, 12:12 PM
willys36@aol.com's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild a Rochester Quadrajet 4MV carbureto...
Last journal entry: How to change auto shift timing on 200R4
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Bakersfield
Posts: 8,384
Wiki Edits: 21

Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
The 70 year old springs on my Willys are re-arched originals and still going strong! A lot cheaper that new springs 'cause I assemble them myself so all I pay for is the re-arching service. I use grade 8 allen-head cap screws (5/16" - 7/16" depending on the hole in the spring) instead of the expensive custom spring bolts the spring guys sell.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2004, 01:17 PM
EBlack36's Avatar
Rebuilt Excitment
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lansing, Ks
Age: 62
Posts: 595
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I had the ones on the 36 done in 98, they added a couple of leaves, lined them with teflon, and used the metal clamps on them to prevent the springs from turning and only paid a buck and a quarter ($125.00).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.