Leaf springs

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Leaf springs

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Hi i want to replace the bump stops on my 1970 moggie. i know you have to support the leaf springs,
but where do you put the axle stands. And what to do next any advice much appreciated.



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Re: Leaf springs

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You will need to place axle stands ideally furthest rearwards, but still enabling you to drop down the rear spring hangers (if required - you can probably replace the bump stops with it suspended at both ends, just by lifting the axle high enough to change them, using a suitable jack on the axle itself).

Then, having already slackened off the axle U-bolt nuts (which may require lots of penetrating oil, as they tend to get rusted), undo the U-bolts so that you can slip out the old bump stops and replace with the new.

Ensure the U-bolts go back in their correct positions on the springs and are tightened to the correct torque, and that the bump stops are correctly aligned so as to strike the bump stop plate on the chassis.


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Re: Leaf springs

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Thank you for replying i have now completed the job.
It wasn't as bad as i first thought, so next year ill do new leaf springs and bushes.
Cheers pal.



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