I too am at that stage with my TR3A rebuild. I have taken my rear springs to a
repair shop, and they say they can repair and rejuvenate them no problem. My TR3
manual gives the original dimensions for re-arching them.
They will manufacture a new main leaf, which is broken, as long as they have the
new bushings in order to form the end properly.
58 TR3A TS30767LO ( Nothing but bits and pieces at the moment)
66 Spitfire4MKII FC85163 ( Driver)
64 Spitfire4 ( parts)
David Moag wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have taken the rear leaf springs off of the car, and am wondering what (if
> anything) I should have done with them. They look kinda old and tired, but
> have no cracks or rust. I talked to one spring shop today, and they said
> there was nothing they could do unless I did all sorts of measuring and
> testing while they were still on the car (of course, I did not do any of
> this, and the car is now just a frame and suspension). So is there anything
> I should do to give them their best chance at life since they are off the
> car anyway? I'm planning on replacing the bushings, but I have heard mention
> of re-arching and other restorations by others on the list. Should I try
> talking to a different spring shop?
> As always, thanks for any advice.
> Dave Moag
> 77 Spitfire
> 62 TR3B
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