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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2002, 04:42 PM
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Leaf Spring Center pins

Im working on a spring over on my 1978 CJ-5, and i havent been able to find any retailers that sell the center pins that hold the leafs together, Im planning of slappin a few extra leafs in when I do the conversion so if anyone knows where to get those suckers Id be grateful
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2002, 05:00 PM
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Re: Leaf Spring Center pins

I got mine from www.rubiconexpress.com they come alittle long so you can cut off the excess.
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Re: Leaf Spring Center pins

Grind the head of the proper sized bolt round. Use vise grips to tighten. Why pay a few bucks each for the pins plus shipping when you probably have the parts in your garage already.
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Re: Leaf Spring Center pins

I gte mine from NAPA, they're cheap and I always carry a few spares in the Jeep box. They come long, so they have to be cut down after they're installed.
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Re: Leaf Spring Center pins

i use 5/16 socket head cap screws. they have a round head with an allen wrench socket in them and work fine. i try to buy Holokrome brand when i can, otherwise i just look for american made bolts.

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Re: Leaf Spring Center pins

I've bought them at both NAPA and O'Reilly.
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Re: Leaf Spring Center pins

I also used Grade 8 bolts when I added leaves to my packs. The head fit into the hole on the spring perch so I didn't bother rounding it.

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Re: Leaf Spring Center pins

Thanks for reminding me, mine broke about 2 months ago, and I forgot all about it. I just emailed BDS, and they are shipping one out today. Gotta love lifetime warranties.
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