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Technical from what production car do 35-40 chassis engineering rear twin leaf bushings come from

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  1. nobby
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    i take it tehse are 35-40 chassis engineering brackets?
    2.5'' wide bush
    id 1/2''
    od 1''??
    what production car uses these bushes?
    thanks
     
  2. squirrel
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  3. nobby
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    groovy
    i thought they might be a metal press in rubberised affair
    so they are simply in two halves
    =great
    I have the springs, one end has the eye reversed - does the reversed eye go to the rear?
    thanks
     
  4. 31Apickup
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    They use 1965-1971 Dodge pickup springs, I’m pretty sure it’s the front springs.
     
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  5. 42merc
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    After market poly bushing.
    TCI 's poly bushing should fit, give them a call.
    also Pete & Jake should have them.
     
  6. typo41
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    Dodge Van front springs????
     
  7. typo41
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    On their site:

    AS-2016 Leaf Spring Rear End Mounting Kit for late 1936-1940 Ford Car and 1935-1941 Ford Pickup Truck

    Completely bolt-on rear end mounting kit adds needed reinforcement to the rear of your frame. No modifications needed to recommended frames. Kits use 1968-74 Nova, 1967-69 Camero and Firebird multi leaf rear ends, 1957-59 Monarch-Granada 8″. Other rear end kits fit by simply moving the spring pads. These mounts are used with Chassis Engineering Slider Springs. Kit includes front & rear hanger brackets, hardware & instructions.
     
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  9. V8 Bob
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    The reversed eye, with the close spring clamp, goes to the front.
     
  10. lemondana
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    from Lincoln NE

    Quite a few years ago, their catalog had a footnote on their leaf spring kits noting to use the 65-71 Dodge Pickup front leaf springs if you didn't want to use their new springs. I got a nice set from a V8 pickup and they have 5 leaves in the pack. A little stiff- so you might want to use the 6 cylinder springs. I think they only had 4 leaves. They are a pretty beefy spring. I installed my 5 leaves under my 38 Plymouth-I'm going to remove 1 leaf before I proceed, once I get working on it again. I had the local spring shop install new front bushings-the press in ones. I would think the D
    odge vans from those same years would work also.
     
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  12. nobby
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    IMG_20210820_175432 - Copy.jpg
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    first I need to move the spring saddle over
    first question...
    IF the axle is 1967, the isolator housing and rubber ( lowering kit); from what years fords can I get them from - what is the width of the spring? 67 ranchero
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    second question
    the dodge d100 pickup front shackle - is that what I have??? this must mean that the bushing in the rear of the leaf spring is incorrect?
    by all accounts the bush is 1/2'' id and 1'' od
    non in stock on rock auto - are they a split bushing?
    I am thinking my shackles are incorrect
    /\ note the leaf spring at the rear is in the wrong position so the photo is a bit off
    -just wanted to get it rolling

    so do I 'just' press out the rubberised bushing from the leaf and fit some split bushings 1/2'' id 1'' od with enough 'head' ? so the shackle closes up?

    or

    by the same rubberised bush and fit that to the kit and find a narrower shackle?

    hmm

    basically do i simply need these?
    5.2102 | Front Leaf Spring Bushings - Dodge D100 Pickup
    and hope I have d100 front shackles?
    (energysuspensionparts.com)
     
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  13. alphabet soup
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    That is correct. I bought the kit, used '70 Dodge 1/2 ton front springs and a Mopar Performance spring bushing kit. The car may sit a little too high for most guys on here. But you might be able to take a leaf out. Gene
     
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  14. uncle buck
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    after I did this many years ago I, I took them out and to a spring shop and had them dearched to almost flatten them out. That , along with 2” lowering blocks got me down where I wanted to be
     

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