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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 03, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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On the rear multi-leaf spring perch, are they welded to the housing at a slight angle? I compared the ones that I had welded on the 12-bolt housing to the mon-leaf ones on the 10-bolt, and the ones on the 10-bolt had a slight angle to them. When trying to bolt the 12-bolt housing in, the front pocket brackets do not match to the mounting points. They are about 2-2 1/2 inches off. Thanks.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 03, 08:32 AM
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I am not sure about your question, but I do know that monoleaf springs are tapered in the middle and multileafs are not. I don't think multileaf springs will fit into the mono perches because of this. Maybe this has something to do with your problem?? Check that your springs seat in the perch.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 03, 09:04 AM
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The perches should be angled slightly in toward the centerline of the car ( / \ ), monoleaf or multileaf! If they are parallel then that is why your spring eyes don't fit the pockets. The pockets are inboard slightly when compared to the rear frame mounts.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 03, 02:41 AM
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The multi-leafs WILL fit into the mono-leaf perches. I have the Hotchkis springs and they fit in mine no problem. If you welded the perches in straight...your going to have a problem as the perches should be angled.

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