Cross post from the Trailer section

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Degnol, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Degnol

    Degnol

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    Trailer section is not too busy so I thought I would ask here. Sorry.



    Springs for a Faux M416?

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    I am building a fake 416 using cruiser spindles I took off and I was going to use the front springs I took off the 40. Looking at them, methinks they are too heavy as-is. Should I remove a leaf or two? I am going to configure it SO, if that makes a difference.
    I only have the rectangular frame done at this point, but would like to use as much stuff of what I already have.
    I do have an actual 416 in my driveway right now and the springs on it are mucho smaller. I am building mine somewhat heavier, but don't intend to carry a ton of rock in it. And I don't want it so stiff that it bounces.

    Ed
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    I would use stock front springs if you have them....


    Pull one leaf out...not the one right next to the main, but one further in, and try that...


    The 416 has a six or seven leaf spring pack iirc, but they are narrow, like the stock jeep spring of that era was. ;)


    Use Land Cruiser front shocks as well......should work great Ed.



    Good luck!


    -Steve
     
  3. Degnol

    Degnol

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    Sound reasonable to me! Thanks,

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