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Re: [oletrucks] Rear Mono leaf question

To: "J & M Street" <jmstreet@earthlink.net>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Rear Mono leaf question
From: "Jack Halton" <safesix@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 06:36:27 -0400
Jeff, you should be OK. The monoleafs (at least on my AD truck ) have very
little arch but seem to operate OK with little travel. I've hauled an engine
in the bed without a problem.

Jack / Winter Park FL
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From: "J & M Street" <jmstreet@earthlink.net>
To: "oletrucks list" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 12:25 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Rear Mono leaf question

> After 3 months at the shop I finally got rear differential back and
> began installation on my '55-2. I got my new mono leafs hung and jacked
> the rear end into position, put the wheels on, lowered it down to set
> the pinion angle and weld spring perches on top of the housing. My
> concern is the spring travel. Even after chopping an inch off of the
> rubber bump stops I'm only left with 3 to 3.5 inches of travel. Is this
> going to work? I got new gas shocks to install that should stiffen it up
> alittle but I'm afraid to weld the perches since the pinion angle might
> change if I had to add spacer blocks under the springs. These springs
> are the standard eye and not reverse eye. I was told that C-notching the
> frame was only required with reverse eye springs. I'd like to be able to
> drive over a bump without bottoming out and I never plan on hauling
> anything heavier than a 6 pack of beer. Will I be able to get by or
> should I add blocks or C-notch? (blocks defeat the purpose and notching
> is just a pain) Please help! Thanks, -Jeff
> Jeff Street
> '55-2 short/step "Streets Rod project"
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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