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The little plastic spacers for the leaf springs?
« on: November 12, 2014, 12:15:55 PM »
Does anybody sell these things?
And, just what are they for? Just spacers, or for noise reduction?
I can re-use the ones I have, but I would rather get new since I am going to all the trouble of blasting and repainting the springs.
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Re: The little plastic spacers for the leaf springs?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 02:26:09 PM »
The spacers are anti-squeak/spring sliders. I don't know of anybody who has them as replacements. You could make them if you can find the right material. Good luck on the project.
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Re: The little plastic spacers for the leaf springs?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 02:59:15 PM »
you need what they call leaf spring pads , they go in the square hole at each end , they cost a little over a buck each and you can find them on e bay or any spring re-arch shop,  but if your springs have any deep rust spots it will crack and brake there, replace in sets and not just one , JC Whitney had a set for my saggy pinto cruiser Wagon
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Re: The little plastic spacers for the leaf springs?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 03:08:29 PM »
My Sunbeam Tiger had circular indents in the spring. I used faucet washers and packed the center hole with grease. Sadly it is year 15 and it is still on jackstands so I can't tell how well they work.  :(

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Re: The little plastic spacers for the leaf springs?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 08:08:46 PM »
I have even left the spacers completely off before and no noise issues at all.

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Re: The little plastic spacers for the leaf springs?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 08:27:27 PM »
Thanks,
I guess I can just reuse the old ones.
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Re: The little plastic spacers for the leaf springs?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2014, 08:14:32 AM »
I may have found a source for these.
I have ordered some and will let you all know if they are the right size.
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Re: The little plastic spacers for the leaf springs?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2014, 09:24:05 AM »
Speedway has them in their street rod catalog.
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