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Old 03-25-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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Hello to all:

I'm new at this and if I don't do things the way I should, please let me know. I'm a fast learner.

I have a 1991 GMC C3500 Dually pickup and have just re-installed the proper leaf springs for the truck to undo the lowering job the last owner did.

I installed 7 leaf rear springs and they look fine but I think I'm missing something. The top spring is just "out in the air" and I think it should come up against a block or "pad" of somekind. That is to say there is now nothing above the spring tips that would allow the spring to PushUp and support the load.

I've called some yards and since these "pads" are riveted to the trucks they hesitate to "ruin a good frame" by selling me just the support pads.

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How can I go about MAKING some supports for these springs and installing them myself.

Thanks to all of you and I look forward to learning alot about my truck from you folks.

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Old 03-25-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site.

Any chance you can post up a picture of what your dealing with?
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if you are talking about the over load springs you got to have a good load on there before those even touch and the rubber things are just like isolators. i doubt you would notice the difference

welcome to the site, if you could fill out your sig we could help you easier, and post up some pics of the beast.
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Default Pictures of leaf springs

17b shows right side front attachment
18b right side rear attach and
19 is a pretty good one of the overload spring just barely touching the truck bed

Hope this helps. If I can do more let me know.
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pretty sure the over load spring is supposed to be on the bottom
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I know that'* what I thought and there IS a very thick spring leaf on the bottom.

This is the way these spring were when I and the yard man pulled them from under
a 2000 model Chevrolet pickup, so I'd say these are ones that should have some sort of
upper pressure piece that the spring end pushed up on, as weight in the bed is lowering toward spring.

The better to then "support" or lift the load in the bed.

Hope I'm sayin' things right. Sometimes I go too fast on this keyb'rd.
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welcome im in mesa where are you?
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Welcome...7 springs huh...hm my old man has an 88 1 ton and it has 8..Welcome to the forum
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