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studemaker
04-06-2007, 08:13 PM
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/Mergatroid%20Projects/FrontSprings7.jpghttp://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/Mergatroid%20Projects/FinishedSprings1.jpgHowdy All, Well I finished the springs on my 4E, broke them out, sandblasted, and repainted them. [xx(] I have run into the same problem that I ran into years ago when I did them the first time, being unable to find leaf sping clips. When I restored them the first time, about 20 years ago, I was unable to find replacement clips, so used 1/2" spring steel banding, which fit into the molded rubber channels that the original clips rode on. Is there a source that anyone might know of for these spring clips? I can go back to the banding if need be, but would like to use the original clips if they might be available. Thanks in advance for any information. Tim

<div align="left">Tim Stevens Big Sky Country, Montana '59 4E7-122 '59 Silver Hawk '57 Parkview Wagon '41 Double Dater Coupe</div id="left"> http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/SmallMerg.jpg

r1lark
04-06-2007, 09:02 PM
Tim,

ESPO Springs 'n' Things http://www.espo.com/ has them, but I am not sure what widths because I can't find my catalog:(. The website doesn't show the clips, at least not anywhere that I could find them&lt;G&gt;.

You can call them on the phone, and they can tell you what sizes they have. They are very inexpensive.

I used their clips when I added extra leaves to my '54 Champion rear springs, here are a few pics:
http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10041/normal_Installing%20rear%20spring%20clips.JPG
http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10041/normal_Rear%20spring%20clip%20installed.JPG
http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10041/normal_Rear%20spring%20clip%20bottom.JPG

Hope this helps.......

Paul

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studemaker
04-06-2007, 10:07 PM
Thanks Paul! :D

<div align="left">Tim Stevens Big Sky Country, Montana '59 4E7-122 '59 Silver Hawk '57 Parkview Wagon '41 Double Dater Coupe</div id="left"> http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/SmallMerg.jpg

N8N
04-07-2007, 12:06 PM
now that is the kind of anal-retentive attention to detail (and I mean that in a good way) that JP makes fun of me for but makes me really happy when I see it on a car I'm considering buying :)

good job, and let's see some pics installed!

nate

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r1lark
04-07-2007, 04:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by N8N

now that is the kind of anal-retentive attention to detail (and I mean that in a good way) that JP makes fun of me for but makes me really happy when I see it on a car I'm considering buying :)

good job, and let's see some pics installed!

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

If you meant my anal-retentive stuff, more pics of the '54 and some of my other projects are in my album at Racing Studebakers, here:
http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/index.php?cat=10041

Click on a small thumbnail to bring up the album of your choice. There is some anal-retentive stuff under the '54 Champion album, but most of it is on my '63 Champ restoration albums&lt;G&gt;.

Paul

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