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Re: [oletrucks] spring shackels on 54

To: <jspoon@us.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] spring shackels on 54
From: "joe" <chevy1@jps.net>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 13:18:28 -0700
I normally just place a floor jack under the center of the rearend to
relieve pressure on the springs, remove the center bolt on the rear shackle
and then tap the link off of the spring pins.  You'll notice out of round
wear on the link "bars" holes or their bent and that constitutes
replacement.  The bushing in the ends of the leaf springs will more than
likely need to be replaced due to wear.  There are also rubber bushing that
go on the pins of the rear shackles that help seal in the grease and keep
out the dirt and grime from the springs pins.

Joe Garcia
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1950 Willys Jeepster
1970 Chevy

----- Original Message -----
From: <jspoon@us.ibm.com>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2000 12:27 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] spring shackels on 54

> I am cleaning up my frame for painting and want to remove my springs.  The
> manual is not real clear (to me) about servicing the shackels...  Also had
> a question about removing the spring.  The manual says lift the truck with
> chains or something like that.  My truck does not have the bed, can I just
> put a jack under the frame to reduce the pressure on the spring?  How can
> determine the condition of my shackels and if I need to fix/replace them?
> Thanks!
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