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Leaf Spring Restoration
By Iain Ayre/autoMedia.com
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Degree of DifficultyDifficult
Difficult
Estimated Time240 minutes
240 minutes

Snapped leaves are discarded and replaced. Then the right length of spring steel is cut off from stock.


Replacing Snapped Leaves from New Steel

The ends of the new leaves are chamfered off to make them the same shape as the old leaves that are being replaced.


Ends of New Leaves Are Chamfered Off

A central hole is drilled next in the completed spring for locating the leaves on the spring and the spring to the axle.


Central Hole is Drillled in Completed Spring

A bolt runs through the center of the spring and holds it all together.


Bolt Runs Through the Center of the Spring

The height of the complete spring is measured now that the repaired spring's parts are reassembled.


Height of Spring is Measured

Fresh clips secure the leaves so they remain pointing the right way and work as a stack.


Fresh Clips Secure the Leaves
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