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Johnny D.

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rear leaf failure...
« on: September 29, 2008, 10:25:56 AM »

im not sure when this happened as im just noticing it today... but the drivers side rear leaf set up has failed... in a pretty spectacular fashion, with the top leaf buckled upwards and the rest sailing through the trunk floor...

pics are a coming...






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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 10:39:28 AM »

and here they are...



and my poor used to be perfect trunk... just in time for winter...



It never rains in California, but man it pours...


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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 11:46:11 AM »

Well I'd say the spring didn't fail it was the spring pack clamp that failed.  Without the clamp to hold the pack together and keep it stable it can and did shift off....
 
Hope that gear clamp was not your spring pack clamp...if it was how did you get away from Steve's place with that.....
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008, 02:27:38 PM »

I hope you parked it after that happened.Drive it like that can be the end of the car.
Plus it is not safe.
I do not recall seeing the gear clamp when I worked on Nadine.I was working on the other side.
Mobby,all can be fixed.Save your pennies.
Get new springs--yours are sagged anyways  from all the junk and dead bodies you carry around!!.
The hole in the trunk can be welded shut.
For now those size 15's will have to sacrifice some treadwear.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2008, 05:01:20 PM »

From: Polaraco
Re: What to do
 

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2008, 05:31:32 PM »

I see Adolph got the message....More work on the Meat Mountain Mobile when he gets back home..
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2008, 05:55:32 PM »


Where have I seen that picture before......




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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2008, 07:39:07 PM »

What no ones ever seen a hose clamp used "structurally" before?

Gotta drive it unfortunately... there's no other car. and I gotta get to both school and work... Busing is not an option as public transit doesn't really exist here.

as a band aid im picking up some more used leaves sometime next week... the hole in the trunk really bites, but at least it wasnt the gas tank...


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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2008, 07:48:05 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008, 09:48:32 PM »

I'm going to put a temporary fix on them springs this week, I don't
want to see John get hurt and I don't want to see Nadine die a horrible
death. Worry not P is here!

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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008, 07:10:44 AM »

JOHN DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR!!
FIX IT!!
YOU WILL END UP REPLACING MORE THAN JUST LEAFS.
THEY WILL WORK THEIR WAY UP TO THE TRUNK LID!!
DO NOT DRIVE IT TILL IT IS FIXED!!
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2008, 08:43:40 AM »

As a temporary fix just jack it up to take the weight off the spring and pound the leaves over with a big hammer and put about 3 or 4 gear clamps on each end.

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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2008, 10:55:41 AM »

Quote from: Fury440
As a temporary fix just jack it up to take the weight off the spring and pound the leaves over with a big hammer and put about 3 or 4 gear clamps on each end.
 
Or get a couple cheapy muffler clamps and crank the snot out of them, after you pound the leaves back into alignment.
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2008, 01:42:20 PM »

So  much for a temp repair. . .  ..
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2008, 01:58:15 PM »

Thanks Guys I'll be able to get to that sometime this week, prob the weekend, maybe sooner.

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