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Rear Leaf Springs.
« on: April 04, 2019, 08:56:54 PM »
A point of curiosity.

Being most Pinto's are 40 plus years old, are the Rear Leaf Springs, undamaged to the eye, prone to a loss of spec's in spring rate, overall shape/curvature that would cause any performance issue's. I'd think those that add power to there rides may see or have seen issues, but......

What is the real world scoop from Pinto community?

I tore one of mine apart for clean-up, inspection. Yes the rubber's are toast.

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Re: Rear Leaf Springs.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 05:38:39 PM »

Two years ago my bobcat springs lost all arch. The body was resting on the frame. My mechanic purchased new springs. The re-arching company in Denver was shut down years ago due to environmental reasons. The rubber pieces were trash. Those were replaced with some from another ford. The ones sourced were just the same, but wider. Had to trim them down.
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Re: Rear Leaf Springs.
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 07:34:56 AM »
Landrum Springs has "mini-stock" springs that bolt up perfectly.  They cost about $150 each, I think.

https://landrumspring.com/products/leafsprings/mini-stock-leaf-springs/



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Re: Rear Leaf Springs.
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 05:55:19 AM »
I'm getting a new set built in Calgary for my blue car.
Getting the center bolt  2" back from OEM location , due to hogging out the wheel wells for 29x18.50x15 tires.