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Rear Leaf Spring Shacle Bolt for a 1937 Buick Special

Hi,
I broke a shackle bolt removing it. It's about 3" long (threaded part) and about 0.66" in diameter, and has a Zircon fitting. Any idea where I can get one?
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Steve

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Old 11-02-2007, 10:55 AM
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These guys might have it:

http://abouttimespares.com.au/showpa...at=89&sub=2102
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How do I get the broken one out?

Thanks for info! Currently my problem is getting the old bolt out. I thought that if I took the fender off, I could drill the bolt out. But it's very hard so I decided to take the rivets out that hold the bracket to the frame so I could take the bracket off. I cut the rivet heads off with a torch and ground them down but they still won't come out. Any suggestions?
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A punch and a 4lb hammer to get the rivets out..Been there..

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Can you get in there with a right angle die grinder and stubby drill bit to further drill out the rivets?
I'm guessing the frame is boxed in that area preventing access from the inside. If so, you may have to drill larger holes through the back of the frame to be able to bolt the spring bracket back on the frame. Use grade 8 stuff if you bolt if back on. Did I say that right?
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Try here.....good supply for original parts
Try to chisel between the bracket and frame to separate the two.
Not too much as to dent the frame


http://www.kanter.com/

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Getting rivets out!

Dugg,
Thanks for your suggestion! I can probably drill all three rivets (one on side and two on bottom) that I've already ground/cut off. I hope they sren't too hard! You don't think pounding them out with a punch will work?
Steve
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You don't think pounding them out with a punch will work?
Steve
Probably. I thought you had tried this already as OneMoreTime had suggested.
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Part is out: Next Steps?

Guys,
After much grinding, pounding, and drilling the bracket is out! I then drilled the shackle bolt and drove the bolt & bushing out! Now I need to put a 7/8" bushing in with a bolt through it and probably 2 more bushings through the shackles themselves (they are threaded with a weird ~0.66" diameter thread and 11 threads/inch) with a nut to hold the entire assembly together. Is there an easier way?
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Ordered a Bushing/Bolt -- No to the Leaf Springs!

Guys,
Thanks to Home Brew's suggestion below, I ordered the parts that I need from Australia!
Now I plan to rebuild the springs. They look pretty good but I'd like to improve the cosmetics a bit. Anyone have experience with rebuilding leaf springs?
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Steve
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