Leaf Springs - 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 11-11-2012, 02:49 PM
Mac88's Avatar
"Drive It Until It Breaks"
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North Carolina
Age: 40
Posts: 176
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Leaf Springs

I have a question about leaf springs on a trailer. I know this is'nt about a car, but I know with all the experience on here, there are several people who have spent many hours working with a car trailer.

I'm changing out the floorboards on my trailer and one of the axles. When I took the leaf springs off, I noticed the bolts were no spin bolts, with the teeth near the head. The bolts were extremely old and rusty since they've been on there forever, and I ended up stripping one trying to get the nut off. My question is should'nt I be able to just replace these bolts with a standard grade 8 bolt or do I need the none slip bolts? I dont see a need for the non slip bolts, but I just wanted to make sure.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_0687.JPG
Views:	56
Size:	72.5 KB
ID:	69083   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_0688.JPG
Views:	56
Size:	93.9 KB
ID:	69084   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_0690.JPG
Views:	55
Size:	87.7 KB
ID:	69085  

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2012, 03:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: California
Posts: 903
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mac88,

Grade 8 will be fine. The only thing is, now you will need two wrenches to loosen or tighten the bolt.
Scholman
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Front suspension update
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 20
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
what does your trailer have to keep the shackles from binding? like is there some kind of bushing to give it some space to move? i'm just thinking they might be no spin bolts so that they lock to the shackle and can turn in the leaf end to prevent wear, if that makes sense.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2012, 04:37 PM
Mac88's Avatar
"Drive It Until It Breaks"
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North Carolina
Age: 40
Posts: 176
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks

Thanks for both replies. It does make sense about the binding. Never thought about that. There are bushings inside the leaf springs themselves, but maybe that was the reason for the non-slip bolts. Thanks again.
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
leaf springs? sideshowbh Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 05-10-2012 08:12 PM
leaf springs 49dream Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 01-12-2009 06:41 PM
leaf springs goobbl Transmission - Rearend 0 05-08-2008 08:06 PM
Leaf Springs... 65comet Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 05-27-2007 01:21 PM
leaf springs onehotchev Suspension - Brakes - Steering 3 03-20-2003 03:43 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:35 PM.


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.