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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 06, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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leaf spring pads

I just received my new poly leaf spring pads. Now heres the delima .The pads are 1/2" thick of course there is two required thats a total of one inch , the 5 multi leaf springs that are already on the car are 1 1/2" thick and the perch pocket on the rear is only 2 1/16" deep.that's almost a 1/2" difference! Are those poly pads going to squeeze enough for the shock plate to meet the spring perch after the bolts are tight? Im thinking not because thats just my luck.
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Re: leaf spring pads

Heck, I think mine are only like 3/16" to maybe a 1/4" thick and they had lips that were on each side that were like an 1/8" tall or so that I had to trim off CAREFULLY by hand using a sharp boxknife.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 06, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Re: leaf spring pads

Wow could be the wrong pads.Does anyone know how deep the spring perch pocket is supposed to be on a 69 12 bolt w/ multi leaf? Mine currently is 2 1/16" from where the top pad sits to the bottom where the shock plate mounts . It has the 5 leaf set up in there now , should it only be 4 leaf , are they thinner? As stated above the 5 leaf are 1 1/2' thick.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 06, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Re: leaf spring pads

Does anyone have thier rear out that could take a measurement of the spring perch pocket for me? Hmmm that dont sound right.

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Re: leaf spring pads

I am going through all of this right now..I will try to rememer to measure the perch depth.

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Re: leaf spring pads

Just got out from under the car...your measurement is correct. Mine is a 5 leaf car and is about 2" deep. I ran the poly pads just fine. I just squished them a bunch to get the shock plate up there.

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Re: leaf spring pads

You technically don't HAVE to use any pads at all back there. I've talked to a lot of people who've run with and without them and said there's no difference that could be noticed while driving. Just my .02.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 06, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: leaf spring pads

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Just got out from under the car...your measurement is correct. Mine is a 5 leaf car and is about 2" deep. I ran the poly pads just fine. I just squished them a bunch to get the shock plate up there.
Thanx I'll give a shot. I did'nt think the poly would squeeze that much.Its quite a relief knowing that the perches are the same size as yours. Thanks again for taking the time to measure that for me

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