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Old 12-19-2011, 08:31 AM
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Re-arcing leaf springs in the San Fernando Valley?

anyone still do it? Thanks

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Hi,re-arch the springs yourself,BEFORE you start,draw the curve of the spring on the floor with chalk,i used 2 pieces of 4 inch thick wall tubing ,placed them about 12 inches apart,put spring over the tubing,smack it in the middle with a sledge hammer,smack it hard,nice if you have someone to hold both ends of springs while you beat on it,(use gloves)after hitting it,put it on the curve you drew on the floor,not curved enough? smack it about 12 inches left and right of center.check on chalk drawing after EVERY hit.have fun,YOU buy the beer when the job is finished.That spring is TOUGH,youre not going to hurt it,....
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Hi,re-arch the springs yourself,BEFORE you start,draw the curve of the spring on the floor with chalk,i used 2 pieces of 4 inch thick wall tubing ,placed them about 12 inches apart,put spring over the tubing,smack it in the middle with a sledge hammer,smack it hard,nice if you have someone to hold both ends of springs while you beat on it,(use gloves)after hitting it,put it on the curve you drew on the floor,not curved enough? smack it about 12 inches left and right of center.check on chalk drawing after EVERY hit.have fun,YOU buy the beer when the job is finished.That spring is TOUGH,youre not going to hurt it,....
I found a place very close by (gotta love SoCal) that did it for $40 and it was back to me in 2 hours. I'll keep your tip for next time, thanks
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Reverse Eye bend. I did the main leaf and turned the frown into a smile. I used my Harbor Freight Pipe bender and NO die on the jack. I chalk marked the spring every inch . I jacked until I saw the end of the spring move a little. release pressure . move over and jack again. I kept working it until it matched the chalk marked pattern on the floor. It dropped the speedster about an inch.
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I tried re-arcing the springs on my own but unfortunately didn't succeeded in doing so...Now I need to know where should I move to get my springs re-arch..

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