Bear with me. I have never taken a front leaf spring out of a Model A before and I am thinking about removing the spring in my '30 coupe. I have the Les Andrews Model A book that tells how to remove the leaf spring. My plan is to remove several leaves. I have read here to make sure to reuse the top and of course the bottom spring. After I remove a few leaves and attempt to put the unit back together, will my original spring clamps work or will there be a gap? If there is a gap, how do I remedy that? Also, do I have to replace the bushings in the spring eyes or replace the shackles?