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longer leaf spring ubolt

 
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bwjunkie



Joined: 11 Sep 2014
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Location: Denver, CO

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:36 pm    Post subject: longer leaf spring ubolt Reply with quote

I'm adding a leaf to my rear springs because the rear is heavier.
These are 2" wide springs on a '65 Cortina 2 door
It looks like I'll probably need slightly longer ubolts, anyone know if this is true or where to get them in the USA?

thanks
josh
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Brett Wilkie



Joined: 16 Sep 2012
Posts: 1101
Location: Vancouver British Columbia Canada

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out your local trailer supply stores, they should have a variety of U bolts in round and square form. I found mine at Canadian Tire just on the shelf.
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JAN



Joined: 21 Oct 2007
Posts: 126
Location: Wigan, UK

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll also need a longer centre bolt. If like the 100E, this is 5/16" UNF, I've simply put a standard bolt in an electric drill, then used a file to creat the correct dome shape. Check the fit now and again in the axle pad hole: it needs to be tight.
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bwjunkie



Joined: 11 Sep 2014
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Location: Denver, CO

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent, thanks for the input.

the leaf spring place (Denver Spring) was awesome and made new ubolts for me, and gave me new small (rear) bushings.

My centre bolt head clearance is very short, I had to put a shim in because they had 4mm height on the new bolt and my axle pad only allowed 3mm (5/16 like you said).

I may take it over there to have them judge if the 1mm shim is safe.

josh
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