Custom hangers, s10 springs leaf, problem with anchor plate

Custom hangers, s10 springs leaf, problem with anchor plate

Postby doublebass [OP] » September 8th 2017, 6:52pm

Hello , what I can make now that I have replace the fiberglass springs leaf ?! The spring leaf turn a little bit because the anchor plate it's too large , any idea? Thanks
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Re: Custom hangers, s10 springs leaf, problem with anchor pl

Postby doublebass [OP] » September 8th 2017, 6:55pm

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Re: Custom hangers, s10 springs leaf, problem with anchor pl

Postby AstroWill » September 8th 2017, 10:21pm

I used plates and u-bolts and ditched the clamshells. See my Tiger v8 thread here: viewtopic.php?f=127&t=11729&start=200#p723162

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Re: Custom hangers, s10 springs leaf, problem with anchor pl

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 9th 2017, 12:11am

I find it strange that the end of your overload leaf is touching the one on top of it. Am I wrong? Did you remove the overload leaf? Is there just a lot of weight in the van when this pic is taken?

Anyhow, you can loosely wrap bailing wire around the leafs to keep them inline, or you can do something a bit more extreme like this:

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The U-bolt and top plate will not prevent your spring pack from scissoring but they are far superior to what you have there.

That gap between the clamshell plates suggests your bolts are not torqued to spec. If they were the plates would be bent around the bolt. At the very least you should consider putting some sort of spacer in there and torquing to spec.

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Re: Custom hangers, s10 springs leaf, problem with anchor pl

Postby doublebass [OP] » September 9th 2017, 6:29am

Thank you ! No I don't remove nothing ! It's as you can see, maybe I need another one leaf?
Thanks guys !
Have you get off the shocks absorber for put on the springs leaf ? Is it better for install?
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Re: Custom hangers, s10 springs leaf, problem with anchor pl

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 9th 2017, 9:27am

If you add another leaf or the rubber spacer your problem with the gap will be worse.

I think your springs are probably very worn.

The leaf moving out of alignment is not a huge issue to worry about. Give it a few good whacks with a hammer and wrap some wire around. You will be fine.
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Re: Custom hangers, s10 springs leaf, problem with anchor pl

Postby doublebass [OP] » September 9th 2017, 12:32pm

I have replace the fiberglass springs leaf with this steel springs leaf, it's better than before ! Too expensive buy in USA a cause of taxes! Thank you
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Re: Custom hangers, s10 springs leaf, problem with anchor pl

Postby Coaster » September 9th 2017, 3:38pm

ok, those springs are beyond shot. they should not arch reversed like they do. they are missing the hardware that keeps them aligned. the front mount/hanger is not factory, at least it doesnt look like it. you have fiberglass setup on the axle which wont work with the steel springs the way you have it put together.

i'm doing the same thing right now, but i have a steel spring axle that is going in. what you have is not safe on any road
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Re: Custom hangers, s10 springs leaf, problem with anchor pl

Postby doublebass [OP] » September 9th 2017, 6:18pm

The problem is the anchor plate , mine is too large
The springs leaf that I have are free arch
Is it easy if I get out the shocks absorber when i mount the springs leaf ? Thanks
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