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LEAF SPRING INSULATORS
« on: February 25, 2021, 11:06:20 AM »
l want to replace my leaf springs for my next project.i have been looking at past posts about new insulators .seems to be a problem with finding some.don't want to order new springs until i can locate new pads.has any body found a source ? any help would be greatly appreceated.fo r '80 model hatch.
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Re: LEAF SPRING INSULATORS
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 06:39:10 AM »
If the insulators are rubber, you may want to check with Steele Rubber. If they do not have it, they might be able to refer you elsewhere. Green Sales in Cincinnati sells a lot of NOS parts...they may be able to help. Another possibility could be with the Mustang reproduction parts as both the Mustang and Pinto shares same or similar parts. I have had good luck with Mac's.

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Re: LEAF SPRING INSULATORS
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 12:12:28 PM »
thanks for the reply,i have ordered from steele and greens before .i will try steele first.i found this award thing at greens.p.s. who is mac's
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Re: LEAF SPRING INSULATORS
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 02:19:39 PM »
Mac's was a family owned business that specializes in Fords, and they were brought out by Eckler's. Regardless, Macs people are still thesame as before. It is true that they now have a website that also covers GM products, as Ecklers owns those.  Those other makes are actually  diverted to other Ecklers stores. All the Fords related inquiries goes to Mac's outside of Buffalo, NY. If you scroll down to the bottom of the website, be sure to ask for a free catalog for the Mustangs to be mailed to you. It's about two to three inches thick and is an awesome resource. There are differences between the Mustang and the Pinto, but they do share a lot of the same parts. The parts people were able to advise what parts are interchangeabl e.

https://www.macsautoparts.com/?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAiA1eKBBhBZEiwAX3gql75XOGyPCIc9dV1LBF57X-siYxl-UKO-IyQ1_VkAfnP7KlccZaIskhoC3IoQAvD_BwE

That salesman award is cool! How did you know they had that, as most of the time you have to tell Green Sales the part nbr or the name of item that you are seeking before they can tell you that they have it in stock?

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Re: LEAF SPRING INSULATORS
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2021, 09:21:40 AM »
i was on their website just scrolling thru pics and there it was.i called them imediatly and ordered it .it was 45$.i called them and steele and speedway yesterday but no luck.i have the ford part # for them may try the ford dealership in town monday.i was able to find a gas filler pipe grommet through them,a dealership in roanoke va had one on the shelf.the macs sounds like a good source for stuff will check them out too.thanks....
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Re: LEAF SPRING INSULATORS
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 01:11:16 PM »
If you can give me the part number, I can try to see if I can strike gold for you...

By the way, I went out to the garage to look at the catalogs, and realized that I need to clarify the catalogs...I said that Mac's is two inches thick, but in actuality, it was Classic industries Auto Parts that produced that catalog. It is also free. The Mac's catalog is actually half to one inch thick. Obsolete Auto parts also produces a free catalog as well, and that is about 3/4 to one inch thick. If you need me to send you the link to request the catalogs or to view their website, let me know!

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Re: LEAF SPRING INSULATORS
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 05:20:11 PM »
ford #for spring pads = D4FZ-5741-A  is a pack of 2 .i ordered cats from macs today.
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