• DavidLG45
    23 April 2012 at 12:28 #48970

    I seem to be having rather a lot of issues at the moment.

    I had my leaf springs re-tempered some time ago. All fine. Put the front ones back on. Fitted the wheels – the front bumper is loosely on – I then noticed the left front wheel was nearer the bumper than the right. As far as I know they are the original springs.

    A little of this is due to the bumper bars which I can rectify. However not all by any means.

    I loosened the axle so I could measure from the peg the axle locates on to the front spring mounting point. Not easy to measure with any accuracy but the left peg is about 1/4 – 5/16 inch nearer the front than the right.

    Measuring to a point on the axle itself it’s pretty much equal. Not a relevant point I know but this suggests to me that these things were not made accurately and perhaps it doesn’t matter?

    The only way I can see of correcting this is to move the peg hole in the main leaf. The peg is a bolt right through the stack of leaves and this would move the rest of the leaves back in relation to the main leaf.

    Any views, suggestions welcome.


    23 April 2012 at 13:16 #48971

    Is it possible the spring length either side of the central bolt is unequal, & the spring has inadvertently been fitted the wrong way round?

    23 April 2012 at 14:54 #48972

    Hi Laurence,

    Unfortunately no, the back “half” is about 3 inches more than the front.


    24 April 2012 at 18:51 #48974

    Why not try fitting the left spring on the right and the right on the left. There may be other quirks on your car “measurement wise” which means that this may be a more acceptable solution for the front bumper. Did you mark the springs before you sent them away to be retempered so that you know which was right and which was left originally ?
    Hope this might help but perhaps you have thought of this one already !!
    Best of luck

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