Rear springs on 29 AA

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Langan
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Rear springs on 29 AA

Post by Langan » August 1st, 2021, 11:14 am

Has anyone here experimented with removing leaves from rear spring? I am thinking of removing every other one. Total of 7 per side.

KimVanOrder
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Re: Rear springs on 29 AA

Post by KimVanOrder » August 1st, 2021, 2:57 pm

Haven't tried it, But let us know how it goes. Sounds like it may work..
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Stakebed
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Re: Rear springs on 29 AA

Post by Stakebed » August 15th, 2021, 7:20 pm

Probably ride smoother. Id be worried about the ending ride height as each one of those leaves is like 1/4" thick. May have to make some spacers

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Re: Rear springs on 29 AA

Post by Neil Wilson » August 15th, 2021, 7:53 pm

FYI - AA-5560-C – A 13 leaf assembly which had the same variety of individual parts design changes as for AA-5560-B 16 leaf spring assembly. It was used for the Panel Deliveries 85-A and B, Standard and Deluxe Police Patrols 290-A and 285-A, Deluxe Delivery 300-A, and the Express 195-A and 197-A.
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Langan
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Re: Rear springs on 29 AA

Post by Langan » August 25th, 2021, 10:16 am

Thank you for the link, very helpfull!

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Re: Rear springs on 29 AA

Post by Hayslip » August 29th, 2021, 1:50 pm

I have seen a couple of "fixes" (1) Several top leaves are removed and a short block of white oak is used as a filler. (2) The ends of the top leaves are hacked off. This makes them filler only. Both of these ideas do not lower the rear of the truck. I like the first version best. If the top leaves are removed then you still have them in case you change your mind and want to reinstall them. Best, Ed
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Re: Rear springs on 29 AA

Post by KimVanOrder » August 29th, 2021, 3:57 pm

Hayslip wrote:
August 29th, 2021, 1:50 pm
I have seen a couple of "fixes" (1) Several top leaves are removed and a short block of white oak is used as a filler. (2) The ends of the top leaves are hacked off. This makes them filler only. Both of these ideas do not lower the rear of the truck. I like the first version best. If the top leaves are removed then you still have them in case you change your mind and want to reinstall them. Best, Ed
Always good to be able to "GO BACK"!!! :shock:
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