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1930/31 spring bolts


farrellg

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Am looking for some help and advice on repairing the spring bolt mounting holes. I am making new bushings for the spring and upper front/rear mount and those will be fine. However, the holes in the front frame horn are egg shaped as well as the holes in the spring shackles. Looking for input on how others may have addressed this problem. Thanks.

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I say fill 'em and re-drill 'em. If you need to, you can remove the rivets and pull them off to work on them. You may be able to find someone with a good pair on an extra frame.

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Am looking for some help and advice on repairing the spring bolt mounting holes. I am making new bushings for the spring and upper front/rear mount and those will be fine. However, the holes in the front frame horn are egg shaped as well as the holes in the spring shackles. Looking for input on how others may have addressed this problem. Thanks.

George, are the holes that are wallowed out going to be bushed again? Just not clear on what you are trying to explain I guess

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A tricky job to do but as John suggested if you remove the horns from the chassis have them bored and then have them sleeved to the original size. The steel insert can be welded each end to make sure its secure Then you can use original pins and bushes The horn eyes on my 2249 were ok but shackles were worn These I welded and re machined Shackle plates are now avaliable from Vintage&classic Restorations here in Aust. I presume also from Myers or Romars too Good Luck Ron

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I don't think the frame horns and shackle plates were bushed. Only the spring and rear frame mount. The are not that out of round. But bad enough to require fixing. I may be able to bush them, however, will be very thin. I may be able to ream them round with out removing the horns.

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I would like to clarify as to what exactly we are talking about. I first read this and replied at 5.30am and now re-reading after being fully awake I am unsure whether it is the frame or the bush that is in question. I definately have to do my brass bushes and will need some "new" spring hangers.

Maybe a pic George? :confused:

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Your right George, the shackles and frame ends were not bushed. The problem with welding is the weld is usually soft, too soft but since you prob dont plan on using this truck as it was intended initially and a better set of correct shackles would be difficult to find I would weld with some good quality wire.

I was able to find what was needed for my own car after some time but I know you really dont have as many options or you can do the bushing route but that would be taking even more meat out of an already questionable area

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I agree with "1930". I had a spare set of shackles welded and re drilled last year, they were in a lot worse condition than the one in your photograph. The workshop re drilled them in pairs to make sure the holes lined up properly. Sleeving the front horns and the shackles is the best option ,but this is a job for a specialist.

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