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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Don X, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Oct 28, 2019
    Don X

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    My leaf spring packs have brackets that hold the leafs together. They're a squared U with a bolt at the bottom. The bolt runs through a thin waled sleeve or spacer that's split on the side and will accept a 5/16" bolt. Having trouble finding anything as thin as what's there now. Spacers are too thick and probably won't clear the leaf. Any suggestions on a source...or even the proper name for them?
     
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    timgr

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    Why not a piece of 3/8" steel brake line?
     
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    Don X

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    Hmmm...why not indeed?
     
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    Don X

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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    IIRC I used some 3/8" tuning I picked up @ the hardware store.

    I'm a little surprised your bolts are on the bottom, usually they're on the top.
     
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    Don X

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    Yeah. I meant top but today is opposite today. Have I ever told you how nice you are?
     
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    Don X

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    No I know what it's called but for $8.99 a piece I'll cut some tubing.
     
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    homersdog

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    Whenever I see your avatar I want to ask "have you busted out of da joint yet?"
     
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    Rick Whitson

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    Don I have some 3/8" stainless tubing, a 5/16" bolt will go through it, let me know how many tubes you need and I will send them to you, if that will help. Let me know, Rick
     
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    sterlclan

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    This is why this place is great
     
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    Don X

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    Thanks. McMaster Carr has already delivered my order.
     

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