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Projects Leaf Spring Help Please

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by saltflatwilly, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. saltflatwilly
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 156

    from MASS

    Anyone know where to get new rear leaf springs 53" long 1-3/4" wide. For a 1932 Rockne/Studebaker. I assume they were possibly used on other MFG's!? Plymouth, Chevy etc... Anyone have any sources?

    Mine just gave up after 92 years:(
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,287


    you might want to try a spring shop, see if they can make some for you. Most big cities have a shop that can handle the job.
  3. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    A lot of times a spring shop can make up a new main leaf and retemper the others to make them work again. Truck shops are generally where you find this old time craft still being practiced.

  4. scott51
    Joined: Mar 7, 2009
    Posts: 131


    what those guys said

    I've had quite a few done by local truck and trailer places, generally pretty cheap too

  5. Hot Rod Cowboy
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
    Posts: 231

    Hot Rod Cowboy
    from Dallas, TX

    Never used them, but I hear great, great things. Supposedly THE source for springs.

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  6. blue 49
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,408

    blue 49
    from Iowa

    Stock replacement they may be all right. Good luck if you want something non-stock.

  7. <cite class="_fd"></cite>&#8206; They made some for my henry j,they had the patterns and they made them for 2 inches extra lift,121.00 apiece including bushings and teflon pads,very happy with my purchase and they shipped them.(shipping extra)Pete.
  8. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,902

    from Oregon

    We have two shops I town that do custom springs, but shipping to the East Coast might be the killer.
  9. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,578

    Rusty O'Toole

    Best and cheapest to buy locally if you have a spring shop in your area. They are not so common since cars don't use leaf springs anymore, but they are still around for truck repairs. But they can make you springs any size you need.
  10. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    CAll Eaton and talk to a tech . they have made me some custom springs for me . and they only cost a few dollars over the original style . they are a big spring shop . be prepared to have some measurements for them . or they might ask you for some specifics like eye lengths and widths , if not them then a local truck shop should do them , but often they need the originals to have something to work off of .
  11. sadsack
    Joined: Jan 29, 2014
    Posts: 72


  12. saltflatwilly
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 156

    from MASS

    Thanks everyone. I went with Eaton and they wee very good to work with. They have a sheet on there website you can fill out and then submit. I modified it a little bit to my needs, they contacted me and offered advice that worked out great. They are in the car and wicked pissa! I highly recommend them

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