New to the board, first post here. 1936 Ford 5 window, Flathead V8. Inherited from my grandpa when he passed and am working on small projects to make it more reliable and drive a bit better. I needed to replace the rear leaf spring shackles and decided to clean up and lube the rear spring while i was at it. Car has been sitting crooked for a while and i decided to dig into that as well. My question is, what do I have going on here? The center spring clamps are not "clamping" the spring. There is a gap between them and the spring. I have searched around and have seen some images where it appears these should be contacting the spring... I have pulled the spring and the anti-squeak pad is missing. There are no parts between the spring and the crossmember. Looks like there should be as there are 2 holes that seem to align with the U-bolts. Any help would be appreciated. Also, any good reference manuals or assembly books I should buy?