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Early suspension parts - can you identify?

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More early parts that are not Model T Ford. Any ideas?

 

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1. Early leaf spring shackle, missing some parts

 

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2. Another Early leaf spring shackle - I'm guessing the Alemite fitting was added later?

 

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3. Knee-action shock part?

 

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4. Same part, bottom view
 

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The ball looks like a bracket--with-ball that a shock absorber link/arm would have attached to. 

 

All those other parts look like Leaf-spring shackle parts to me. They would likely have been sold and/or used by SIZE, rather than by make and model.

 

In other words, if your vehicle needed leaf spring repairs, there were often spring shops in town who would beef up, replace, or repair your leaf springs on the spot. They had bins full of shackle pins, u-bolts, nuts, etc, etc, which they would put together as needed. 

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The shackle in the first photo is very much like my 1931 Dodge Brothers part.

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Picture 1 looks to be late 20's Chrysler/ dodge.

Picture 2  Common shackle of mid to late 20's car, hard to identify without sizes.

Picture 3&4 Maybe an interior mirror bracket ?

Picture 5&8  U bolts with  very squared  corners may be mid to late 20's Chrysler. Ones with a locating peg in the middle are most likely Ford, either Model A Model B or early V8.

Picture 6  Model A Ford, inside trans housing.

Picture 7  Ford Shackles for early V8 had a bushing/pin that fitted into the spring with square pegs that then bolted thru these square holes.

 

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Thanks for your help.
I tried listing some of these parts on a well-known online auction site, but, not surprisingly, I didn't end up getting rich.

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