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56 Wagon Leaf Springs, Best Source?

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Car appears to sag now, leaf springs may be wearing out.
Would like a source that sells all items needed for replacement, springs, ubolts, bushings...
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What's your location?  Shipping all that stuff can be expensive..


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Here is the original vendor to FORD-

https://www.eatondetroitspring.com/

When did you put those wheels on? Looks Good!


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Is there a spring shop in your area? They will have everything you need.

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If your old springs are not totally destroyed consider having them re-arched by a QUALITY spring shop. The original
steel will be much better than any replacement spring. They car also add leaves if you want. I had the rear springs re arched on my Tbird
about 25 years ago and I recommend it over replacement springs. Pete
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Is Eaton Detroit Spring worth the cost?  They seem to be 2 to 2.5 times the price of the competition.  I know you tend to get what you pay for but that difference is tough to justify.


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I've re-arched many springs using a 1' section of railroad with a grade 8 bolt shank welded on an edge and a 5# Sledge hammer. Takes a little time but with the springs off, less than a day. I've found doing just the bottom 3 leaves (shortest ones) will give me what I'm looking for.

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Charlie, Big road trucks have their springs re-arched. As far as cost for quality THATS YOUR CALL. Pete
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"Is Eaton Detroit Spring worth the cost?  They seem to be 2 to 2.5 times the price of the competition.  I know you tend to get what you pay for but that difference is tough to justifyIs Eaton Detroit Spring worth the cost?  They seem to be 2 to 2.5 times the price of the competition.  I know you tend to get what you pay for but that difference is tough to justifyIs Eaton Detroit Spring worth the cost?  They seem to be 2 to 2.5 times the price of the competition.  I know you tend to get what you pay for but that difference is tough to justify"

Charlie,

It depends on the car and the owners desire/financial ability to make it as correct or better when it left the gate.

Me, I am very particular and have to have the best available, especially if HI-PO.. I had big trucks. I never had them re-arched. Cheaper and quicker to order them and install to keep the truck on the road. You are trying to re-temper fatigued metal and in no-way would I use Chineseium or NO-BRAND, even on a piece of junk.

Now that is my opinion only. Your mileage (and preference) may vary.

Please don't blast me as the above is IMO.




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I bought a set of rear springs from another supplier for my 64 Fairlane.  No problems.  Unfortunately, I don't have their information any more.  As mentioned above, if you have a local spring shop they may be able to get springs for you.


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