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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OriginalFe2O3, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:42 AM.

  1. OriginalFe2O3
    Joined: Nov 4, 2018
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    OriginalFe2O3
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    from Virginia

    I’m new to rods and was looking for a project when I found these:

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    36” bolt to bolt.
    No idea what they are from, not a 35’ Ford nor Model T or A. Any ideas!
     
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  2. It looks like it might be from a truck due to it having so many spring leaves.
     
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  3. That's One spring of a pair of dual rear leaf springs. I say rear due to the leaf count. Most front springs had less for a softer ride. Also know I could be wrong on all accounts. To many options gut not Early Ford.
    The Wizzard
     
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  4. My thoughts exactly. HRP
     
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  5. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    One spring from the rear of a truck.



    Bones
     
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  6. Los_Control
    Joined: Oct 7, 2016
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    some good steel there, maybe find a forge and make a knife as your new project.
     
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  7. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
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    X-cpe

    Definitely from a parallel pair of springs. Only has a shackle on one end.
     
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  8. alphabet soup
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    My guess would be an old trailer or maybe an '50's Jeep front. 36" is very shore for a car or truck. For example, mid '60's to early '70's Chrysler Corp midsized cars ( Coronet, Belvedere etc.) used a 58" rear spring, 22"front segment and 36" rear segment.
     
  9. So I'm new and can you I'd this so I can post it for sale..........just guessing we are playing.....
     
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  10. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
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    Yep, good start on a hot rod. A few more pieces and you'll be riding the white line in style.
     
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  11. They're from a big truck. Keep walking. Next...
     
  12. choptop40
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  13. Beanscoot
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    I'm curious to see the vehicle in whose wood back they are sitting.
     
  14. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
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    Early 50s GM 3/4 ton front , gets my vote . But could be a two tone Nash for all I know for sure .
     
  15. I noticed your from Va. If you like that old truck spring. Bring a truck and trailer, and I can load you up on parts for your project. Yeah, all for free.;) Ron....
     
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  16. OriginalFe2O3
    Joined: Nov 4, 2018
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    from Virginia

    Thanks all. I figured it was heavy duty.
     
  17. OriginalFe2O3
    Joined: Nov 4, 2018
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    OriginalFe2O3
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    from Virginia

    This is the other one. As you can see the bolts were modified so I removed them. Shame to trash them.
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  18. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
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    Extending bolts by brazing them end to end.... I think there's another thread going featuring bodges like this.
     
  19. In all fairness, one set was arc-welded....
     
  20. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Looks like it would be right at home in my scrap pile.

    I hear scrap steel prices are going back up.
     
  21. The Shift Wizard
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    I can't be the only one who can clearly see there is a pair of springs in the second pix?
    Someone ambitious may be able to remove every other leaf, +/-, to scale it down for a car. The mounts and shackles are worthwhile pieces, perhaps.
     
  22. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    I think it’s awesome some old leaf springs are a feature thread
     
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