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Old 02-19-2009, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by marnell79
Thanks again. you are right on the trailer spring the standard is 1.75 inches wide. i think im going to try the Samurai.

I was the one with the trailer spring thread. I'm using 30" eye to eye trailer leaf springs on our 350 powered 69 convertible vw project.

Bye using the stock front leaf spring mount on the s10 frame with these springs it made the wheel base of my chassis about 97.5" which is about 3" longer than the stock wheel base of our VW. I was wanting to lengthen the car a little to give more room for the 350 so it works out perfect for us, and I didn't have to cut the frame in the middle to shorten it

I Just turned some bushing spacers for the leaf springs to use the stock mounts and I'll be casting some custom urethane bushings for it this weekend. I'll try to get some new pictures of all this on my website sometime this weekend......
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