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Stacked leafs..
« on: March 02, 2006, 08:40:38 PM »
I want to stack a set of leaf springs.. Dose anyone have a picture what they should look like...

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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006, 12:53:16 AM »
i dont have any pics and ive never done it, it sounds like a pain to do and from what ive heard you flip over every other one and bolt them together like a normal set of springs.

()()()( -somewhat like this and then you bolt them together

its called straight stacking i think
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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006, 02:17:39 AM »
10,000lsb fork lift leafs work finr for me. :hypno:

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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006, 10:16:03 AM »
When you stack the leafs,  Dont the 2 that will be facing each other  ()  have to be the same length??  Its been awhile, but I think youll need 4 sets of leafs to make 2 sets.  I could be wrong so dont quote me. Id hate to be called a retard again by someone who cant even spell.
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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2006, 06:56:22 AM »
The 2 facing each other don't have to be the same length.  They just can't be way different lengths.  What I do is add one leaf flipped on top of the main (close to the same length) and then after that flip every other one with another leaf added and the bottom two left as normal.  Punch out the center stud and run 3/8" allthread through the middle of all the leafs and tighten them.  For safeties sake after all the leafs start to compress pretty good, I throw them in a press and then tighten them down the remaining.  I don't have any pics as of right now.

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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2006, 07:01:12 AM »
Oh yah, don't forget to clamp the leafs in as many place as possible.

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2006, 10:20:48 AM »
good call on the clamp them everywhere, or else you will have full spring on dampening and only 2plys on rebound.
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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2006, 07:23:49 PM »
Okay,don't laugh,I'm serious.
 Have you ever tried duct tape on the springs?It works,and passes inspection at places that don't allow clamping of the springs.Just wrap the springs so that the tape is about 1/2" thick.It will take a couple of rolls ,but I have seen the spings bend right at the end of the tape,so it does work.My current demo car has taped springs.

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2006, 11:30:26 AM »
 :D  I think i see a new 3M commercial in the making. ;)
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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2006, 05:35:46 PM »
I use duct taped springs too but they have seat belt wrapped around the springs first.
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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2006, 06:35:47 PM »
I use duct taped springs too but they have seat belt wrapped around the springs first.

very good idea, i have sean tape used a lot, and if you dont use tape make some clamps useing 2 flat peices of metal and 2 bolts each, at the end of each spring
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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2006, 03:33:12 PM »
i saw on a site last night a very good picture of a set of straight stacked springs in the building

www.democar82. com

look in the general board or general tips and tricks

then the one that says pictures of building tips or something like that

and i think its on the 2nd or 3rd page
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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2006, 06:32:38 PM »
we don't stack leafs like ()()() We take some 3/4 ton truck leafs and make a custom pack they don't move.
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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2007, 04:16:05 AM »
ok heres a few pics i found on other sites to help with straight stacking leaf springs

here is a tool that is made to help make it a lot safer when building it , i didnt build it im just showing what ive found i have no clue about any of it!







ok now heres some straight stacked leaves ONCE AGAIN NOT MINE. im just showing as a referance



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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2007, 04:13:29 PM »
why do you stack springs?
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Re: Stacked leafs..
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2007, 12:52:06 PM »
well i have yet to do it but i have read a little about it. you want to use 2 the same length and have them ().the reason (that i see) is so when it goes up it pushes it back down if it goes down it pushes it back up ....hints the name straight stack
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