International Full Size Jeep Association
Home Forums Reader's Rigs Tech Library Trail Stories FSJ-List
International Full Size Jeep Association  

Go Back   International Full Size Jeep Association > Tire Kickin' > Off-Road FSJ Tech

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-02-2020, 12:39 PM
rang-a-stang's Avatar
rang-a-stang rang-a-stang is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 31, 2016
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 3,781
What do you guys use for Leaf spring clamps?

I am going to open up my rear leaf spring pack (stock) here in a couple weeks to add a helper spring. I expect to have to cut the stock clamp(s) off. I see some at Napa, Amazon, and Fleabay but some of them just look like 2 long grade 5 bolts through 2 mild steel straps. I expect to need about 6 of them (3 per spring pack). Do you guys just buy some on Amazon? Anything in particular that I should look for other than a 2.5" width?
__________________
79 Cherokee Chief (passed CA smog check Sept 2020)
(Cherokee Build Thread)
11 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4
09 Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-06-2020, 08:45 PM
DarkMonohue's Avatar
DarkMonohue DarkMonohue is offline
Shakes hands with danger
 
Join Date: Jul 01, 2012
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,100
Glad you asked. I'm going to need to deal with this too sooner or later.

I miss the days when most decent-sized towns had a spring shop with two old guys who'd been there since they got back from Korea.
__________________
'85 J20 Old Man Truck, bought @ 65K miles - not great, but better than walking.
Member, FSJ Prissy Restoration Association
High quality junk here: intro thread and slow build thread

Did you know? Willys is just Willis spelled differently, but pronounced the same. Neither Willy nor his apostrophe are involved.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-07-2020, 07:48 AM
rang-a-stang's Avatar
rang-a-stang rang-a-stang is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 31, 2016
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 3,781
facts. I asked a buddy that just rearched his own 'Burb front springs and he said he was able to open the stock clamps, bend his springs, re-assemble, and re-use the stock clamps. I have not looked at my springs/clamps yet to see if that will work for me, but unless someone has another idea, I am going to attempt the same. If the clamp fails (I break it), I will figure out what to do after that.
__________________
79 Cherokee Chief (passed CA smog check Sept 2020)
(Cherokee Build Thread)
11 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4
09 Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-07-2020, 08:24 AM
SJTD SJTD is offline
304 AMC
 
Join Date: Apr 26, 2012
Location: Lompoc and Sunland, CA
Posts: 1,508
I bought some clamps from an off road shop many moons ago. I think they were made by Rancho. Are they still around?
__________________
Sic friatur crustulum

'84 GW with Nissan SD33T, early Chev NV4500, 300, narrowed Ford reverse 44, narrowed Ford 60, SOA/reversed shackle in fornt, lowered mount/flipped shackle in rear.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-07-2020, 11:33 AM
Kris's Avatar
Kris Kris is offline
350 Buick
 
Join Date: Jul 05, 2000
Location: Woodland Hills, CA. USA
Posts: 1,041
Ive been using these for years. They don’t last forever but they’re cheap and easy.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/slf-00250

At under $6 a pair you can keep extras around.


k.
__________________
89 Waggy


AX-15 swap info threads...
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=83102
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=97262
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=104163
Theres more but that should get you started

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepinPete
-If it wasn't for bad luck, you wouldn't have any luck at all-
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-08-2020, 10:45 AM
threepiece threepiece is offline
350 Buick
 
Join Date: Sep 17, 2005
Location: Farmington Hills Mi.
Posts: 1,278
I have several J20 spring sets that have stainless steel straps very much like standard hose clamps. The important difference between the two is that the spring straps did not tighten with a worm. I believe these straps were also used on the HD suspension option for the Cherokee.
__________________
FSJ Hybrid build thread: http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ad.php?t=43332
We are Borg, but we don't know it yet.
We are being assimilated but we don't know it yet.
Resistance is not futile yet.
Are you and your children connected yet?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-08-2020, 05:29 PM
Bob Barry Bob Barry is offline
Jeep Doctor
 
Join Date: Apr 09, 2000
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 8,294
I got mine from a local spring shop that's been run by the same guys since they got back from the Korean War; they were only a few bucks each back in the day, but they look like the ones in this link:

https://www.amazon.com/inch-Axle-LEA.../dp/B0084HA1GY
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-30-2020, 08:57 AM
fulsizjeep's Avatar
fulsizjeep fulsizjeep is offline
Señor Jackhead
 
Join Date: Aug 21, 2002
Location: Jubilee Jeeps.SWCO
Posts: 22,403
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kris
Ive been using these for years. They dont last forever but they’re cheap and easy.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/slf-00250

At under $6 a pair you can keep extras around.


k.
Been running these on a 77 Wag for 17 years.
__________________
Flint
Ran when parked.
http://jubileejeeps.org/quadratrac
88 GW, 401/727/208, 5" lift, D44s/4.10s/locked up, 35s with a few Evil Twin & TT's Fabworks mods
76 401 Wag, 77 401 Wag, 77 401 J20
http://eviltwinfab.com http://www.ttsfabworks.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thanks Hell Creek! Spring issue resolved/Old Iron Guys Listen up 1jeep4me General FSJ Tech 17 01-19-2012 04:22 PM
J10 spring mount q's... grand_wag_85 General FSJ Tech 4 04-10-2006 01:13 PM
Where to find leaf spring clamps paddyp General FSJ Tech 6 05-14-2004 12:33 AM
Anybody Try This Lift for pre-'75 Wags? Kimbrough General FSJ Tech 10 01-21-2002 07:24 AM
(TOM) Article on Leaf Spring that may be interesting to some. Joker's '88 GW Suspension and Steering 0 10-28-2001 01:38 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
corner corner