Hot Rod Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
From the middle of the world
Joined
·
1,383 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I installed new leaf springs from a ford F250 to my '52 International pick-up, the problem is that the bolts that hold the spring leaves togheter and locates the rear axle (I don't know how you guys call this bolt in USA) is about one inch forward of the oem's location so the axle is too close to the front and the fenders look odd, I want to move the axle back this inch and had tougth of cutting the rivets of the front spring perches and bolting or welding them rearward one inch, but I just tougth of just drilling a new hole in the mounting pad of the axle and also one in the plate that clamps the spring, both one inch forward, this will place the axle in the rigth location pretty easy.

will this work from a technical point of view? is there any problem having this locating bolt not exactly in the center of the axle tube? anyone ever done this before?

thanks in advance.

Augusto.
 

·
More for Less Racer
Joined
·
20,947 Posts
Augusto said:
so you think this is a better idea than relocating the hanging perches?
It doesn't really matter one way or the other. Both accomplish the same thing and neither has a problem. The OEM install I was speaking of was the Chevy Nova/Camaro mono leaf spring IIRC.
 

·
From the middle of the world
Joined
·
1,383 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I just finished doing it, was pretty easy because I didn't have the axle pads welded to the tubes yet, the axle ended up perfecty centered in the fender openings, I will weld it tomorrow.

now I have to build some custom traction bars, or locating arms... or something to control spring warp, any suggestions? (please don't say buy something from somewhere, it is very hard for me importing parts from USA, I can make almost anything by myself, and love doing it)

Augusto.
 

·
From the middle of the world
Joined
·
1,383 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
cal-tracs...hmmm I just did a google search and found lots of info on this things, never heard of them before, seems like a pretty nifty idea, I'm sure gonna build myself a set of them, thanks a lot for the idea.

Augusto.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top