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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2002, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Rear leaf spring vs. forehead. Round 1

I got the rear axle unbolted and the front spring hangers unrivetted. The right one is bolted on with 3 bolts so far. Still have to drill the other holes. I wish i had a working digital camera to show pictures of the progress.

As for the forehead thing, got myself a 1.5 inch long gash in my forehead from my leafspring swinging up and and beating me in the face. Hurt a llttle bit. Don't lean on the front end of the leaf spring when they are unbotled. They can come loose with the front swiging down, the back swinging up and meeting your face. Truck won this round, but the next is mine.
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I should post my screwup tech posts in the general chit chat forum for now on so everyone in the ORC comunity can laugh at(with?) me.
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Lol. When we were regearting Joe's 14FF we were using a mother torque wrench to set the preload on teh crush sleeve. Anyways, my buddy Andy was puching down on teh wrench when the socket fell off the bolt. He then face planted into the tired of the truck and had red marks of tire tread on his face for a while. Very funny. Should have gotten pics.
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Re: Rear leaf spring vs. forehead. Round 1

At least the tire is made of rubber and you bounce back off of it. Leaf springs hurt a bit more and leave more of a mark.
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keep up the good face pounding.. errr.. work...
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Thanks, [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: Rear leaf spring vs. forehead. Round 1

got a imprint of multiple eliptical pattern on your forehead? I imagine that can't feel to well. Maybe just theropudic???
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