Leaf Springs???

Eric B

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Alright we had a sick house for me all weekend so the wagon didn't have any attention from me this weekend, but I got time to lay in bed and daydream about her.
My question is with the original leaf springs, I know they are going to need replaced, just looking at shorter term and getting by with what I have after replacing the bushings.
Any one have any exprerience getting springs re-arched???? good, bad, or otherwise????
 

mikec4193

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Ok, let see springs on the ole girl. I have done one set on my 65 cj5, my willys truck is gonna need them soon. At my second job I work with a guy that is half owner of an old time leaf spring place. He gave me a scarey price to replace the front springs on my truck. I told him I wasnt gonna be able to swing that, so he came back with a new master leaf spring and rework (not quite sure what that means) and or replace(the broken) the rest of the front leafs for about half the price. I guess they can rework stuff that isnt that bad. My willys has never (as far i can see) seen a plow blade but the front springs are still not in good shape. I think it is simpler to replace the whole assembly but they (the spring shops) will rework the stuff you have. Good luck.
 
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dozerjim said:
Eric,re-arching springs is a very temporary fix at best,you might have better luck just add a couple leafs to get by until you can get the ones you want,or get some cheap helper springs.. or air shocks....Jim
doze, I have heard same-same. I have always been told that if your springs are bad or worn out the best bet is new springs.

Springs are springs due tot he tempering process. A worn or bad spring has in fact lost some of its temper. While you can heat and re-temper you are still working with metal that internally has worn out its molecular bond so to speak. Anything you do is only a band-aid fix at that point. Plus very few places have the equipment or know-how to really temper the springs. They are re-arched and heated then left to cool which sets the new arch. That is just not going to last.

My suggestion is to pass and get new springs.
 

Eric B

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Alright I see the writing on the wall, get new springs.... Gotta do this build in stages, just a hard pill to swallow of 650.00 for complete suspension overhaul when there is more parts I can get with the 650.00 and do those after driving again.....

:|
 

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Carl Walck has 2 grades of new ones - foreign @ $110 ea, american @ 140(at least in my '09 price list)... I went american for the jeepster - being there and seeing them made the difference - US ones are well crafted, quality finish - foreign ones looked pretty rough in comparision.
 
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Kaiser Willys Auto Supply has them for your rig:

They have both the 8 leaf and HD 10 leaf for the front @ $119/A612A and $124.99/926709A

THe rear: 11 leaf (truck) is $199, part # 919692

Call Mike at: 1 888 648 4923 or shoot him an e mail: mike@kaiserwillys.com

Tell him I said to call and he will cut you a deal...let me know
 

Eric B

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Thanks for the input, the spending spree starts next week, so right now in the final stages of planning on the what to buy this time around list.
 
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