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Old 12-15-2014, 08:52 PM
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67 Gladiator Leaf Spring Source or Custom?

I need leaf springs and new shackles..doesnt look like an easy thing to source unless I want a lift from Hell's Creek. Any recommendations to have springs made? and a source for shackles?
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:59 PM
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I need leaf springs and new shackles..doesnt look like an easy thing to source unless I want a lift from Hell's Creek. Any recommendations to have springs made? and a source for shackles?

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Old 12-16-2014, 01:07 PM
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Espo will have the springs in 8-leaf.

Just replace the bushings in your current shackles.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:48 PM
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They are bronze in the pre '74 rigs.
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They are bronze in the pre '74 rigs.

Bronze!
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:16 PM
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Bronze rear, Silent-Bloc front on my 71. Not sure on 67.

Just because there is a grease fitting in the pivot pin don't assume bronze bushings up front. DSPO installed grease fittings on my truck. Grease and rubber bushings don't mix!
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Biggest headache ever......found leaf springs in good shape front and rear for 200$ gonna go on the pallet with my fender and bumper to save truck freight dollars...
this should get me by until next year when i add a 40 gallon tank to the spare tire area and get my overhead rack fabricated for my kayaks etc...will need a much more balanced rig then so I will have Alcan fabricate some new springs to match the rig.

Early gladiator Front leaf if you need bronze not rubber bushings---7 leaf 22x22x2 7/8" post----springs and things---decent price ---if you need rubber bushings same dimensions stock---good ruck scubi doo

rear stocks 26x26x2.5 7 leaf----call the mystery machine once again(bronze or rubber bushings)

shackles forgetta bout it
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