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Old January 20th, 2018, 05:56 AM
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In the past people have gone to spring shops and gotten straight ones and had them tweak them...seems it is not a big deal for them...
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Hey Ray, ...

As for the u-bolt. Im talking about the axle to leaf spring u-bolt, they look about 9-16 by 8 or 10. The outside bolt has a little bend in it, so its not something I can just get at a hardware store.
They do look a little odd as you say. I forget but the front is different from the rear. One has the bend; the other one does not? Seems to me that when I replaced the front springs on my truck, I got new "U" bolts from AB Linn (many years ago). I still have the original rear springs. It was easier to replace the springs than try to deal with the rotten bushings. Rear doesn't have rubber if I remember.
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Old January 20th, 2018, 10:56 AM
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Rear has one that is bent...
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Hello everyone.

Was able to finish painting the rear of the frame, rear axle, cleaned up and painted the leaf springs and put it back together. After much research I decided to go with Rancho shocks but I painted them black and put black boots on them to help them blend a bit.

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Old January 27th, 2018, 04:34 AM
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Looking good, keep it up! Did you replace the brass bushings? I think venominjected was looking for the measurements to possibly machine some new ones,,,,
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Old January 28th, 2018, 06:48 AM
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Hello Ray, the brass bushings looked fine on the rear springs. I will be replacing the front rubber bushings.
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How is the build coming along? You were killing it there in January!
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