You need to replace the frozen bushing with a new shackle and bushing kit.
both sides and the front of the springs should be done at the same time.
This is how your springs are allowed to flex and move during operation. If
they are frozen, eventually the spring mounts will break. These kits are
available from most of the old truck suppliers, and also from some parts
stores, ( NAPA, etc.). They can also be found at shops that specialize in
making new springs for cars and trucks.
From: Alan Quin <Alan_Quin@bc.sympatico.ca>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, May 07, 2000 7:51 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Rear Shackles
> Could anyone in Oletrucks land help me remove steel center threaded
>pin from rear spring eye? I have disassembled drivers side shackle to
>realign where the 12 bolt is bolted to the springs - misaligned,
>leading to rear shackles bent inward. Lower right threaded pin is frozen
>in spring threaded bushing, turns only slightly when trying to remove.
>Thanks, Alan Quin, Victoria, BC Canada
>'52 GMC 1/2 ton 350 rodded
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959