Snapped leaves are discarded and replaced. Then the right length of spring steel is cut off from stock.
The ends of the new leaves are chamfered off to make them the same shape as the old leaves that are being replaced.
A central hole is drilled next in the completed spring for locating the leaves on the spring and the spring to the axle.
A bolt runs through the center of the spring and holds it all together.
The height of the complete spring is measured now that the repaired spring's parts are reassembled.
Fresh clips secure the leaves so they remain pointing the right way and work as a stack.