Broken leaf spring in GU

Submitted: Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 10:42
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Hi,

First time I've owned a leaf sprung 4x4. I know what to do if a coil breaks but what can you do to get youself going if the leaf pack breaks, or is it all over if that happens?? I'm guessing if it was bad enough it would destroy the drive shaft etc.
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 10:49

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 10:49
I did see something on Lcool about this I think. ??

Yes was bush welding.

Hang in there. Someone will know. Lol

But not me. Lol

iMusty
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 14:59

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 14:59
this might help

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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 15:03

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 15:03
test click here

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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 11:36

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 11:36
seen plenty of broken springs but never the entire pack. I guess bush welding or jack it up and put and tie a soft green log as a bump stop aftertying the axle in place. now if you had a Tojo it woild just be a matter of getting to the nearest Minesite, parting with a couple of cartons and you would be back on the road by the end of the day
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Reply By: lindsay - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 15:02

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 15:02
Get a couple of pieces of 16mm square plate with 12 mm holes in each corner that will allow you to place it over the spring as a clamp. Make it a bit wider than the leaf and a bit longer than width. Get 4 grade 8 hi-tensile bolts that will be long enough to go through the plates at the thickest part of the spring pack. Then get some spacers to put over the bolts if the spring breaks towards the end so that you don't run out of thread. That should get you out, do them up tight.
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Follow Up By: V8troopie - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 14:31

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 14:31
Most decent trailer parts shops will have suitable plates, already drilled. These are used to clamp leaf springs to the trailer axle. I doubt they have 16mm thick plates but I think 12mm might do for an emergency clamp.
These shops also have an assortment of HT bolts as well as suitable U-bolts.
Klaus
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Reply By: Austravel - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 10:33

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 10:33
Thanks all for the advice. Bit scarry how much gear you should carry with you. Thought I could get away without towing but might have to one day.
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