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Taking leaves out of a 49'

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by clifforddean, May 24, 2009.

  1. clifforddean
    Joined: Mar 3, 2009
    Posts: 101


    I'm using 2" blocks and I took 2 leaves out of each spring, the springs are pretty much flat almost negative arch. Anybody do this with no problems or is 2 to many.
  2. HotRodRick49
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
    Posts: 346


    What '49 is in question? If it's a Shoebox Ford, I'm also interested in knowing how to do this.
  3. yamadafacka
    Joined: Aug 14, 2008
    Posts: 505


    which leaves did you take out??
  4. 52style
    Joined: Mar 22, 2009
    Posts: 326


    id like to know this too a 49 what???

  5. e z i
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 565

    e z i

    His profile says he has a 1949 Ford business coupe, so I'm guessing
    that's what he's talking about?
  6. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    You always keep the main leaf and #2, then remove odd numbered leaves. It takes experimemntation to find the right number but it is worth it.
  7. i will go on record and say i'm not a big fan of removing leafs from springs to make them sit lower. i really believe you are better off having the springs de-arched and keep the full spring pack to give support when it is needed. that doesn't cost a lot of money. about $100. this `49 ford has stock rear springs with all the leafs that were de-arched and has no lowering blocks...yet.... of course , what do i know......

  8. clifforddean
    Joined: Mar 3, 2009
    Posts: 101


    Sorry bout that ezi figured that out like a champ. Anyways I took out the 3-4. Still rides decent what I'm concerned about is any driveshaft problems, u-joint angles look alright not sure about slip yoke.

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