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  1. OriginalFe2O3
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    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
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    One spring from the rear of a truck.



    Bones
     
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  6. Los_Control
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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
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    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
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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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    Freebie....take em
     
  13. Beanscoot
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    I'm curious to see the vehicle in whose wood back they are sitting.
     
  14. deathrowdave
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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
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    Thanks all. I figured it was heavy duty.
     
  17. OriginalFe2O3
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    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
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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....
     
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  20. squirrel
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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.
     
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  22. anthony myrick
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    I think it’s awesome some old leaf springs are a feature thread
     
  23. OriginalFe2O3
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    I just want to find out what old truck they went to. That bumper looks 1930’s-ish. I’ll search for a while longer before they get repurposed.
     
  24. fordyford
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    The number on the rubber bumper 81W-3020 is a Ford COE number for 1938/48.
     
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  25. OriginalFe2O3
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    Bingo- rear springs from a 1942 Ford G540 2G8T 1 1/2 ton 4x2!. Thanks fordyford!
     
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  26. Atwater Mike
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    Figgered you'd guess it... Now, what am I gonna do? Kids across th' street are yellin', "Bag it at the Frame!" :p
     
  27. I thought I only did this :oops:. Actually not all 8 points just one end after it broke off above a stubborn nut that wouldn't break loose. Unlike photo when I was done it looked as if nothing ever happened.
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  28. Mr48chev
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    Well people on here have started projects with less.
    If you don't have anything else to use up a bit of spare time you could play/call it practice. with pulling the packs apart cleaning up the springs, figuring out how to smooth out the wear spots rework them and put them back together. On the other hand you could make a lot of knife blades out of them or your better half might figure out how to re purpose them if she is a fan of the Black Dog salvage show.
    Or that is about 100 lbs give or take in the scrap pile for when the price goes up.
     
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