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#509615 - 21/04/18 05:42 PM Classic Leaf Spring Fitting
PhilRoyle Offline

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Registered: 30/08/11
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Loc: Derby
I am picking up new leaf springs next week from Mulfab - thanks TMers for putting me onto this. I have looked up fitting instructions - but all seem to be for cars with a spare wheel.
Has anyone fitted leaf springs to a 4/4 sport model - if so how much bodywork needs to be removed - if any?
I await founts of wisdom with baited breath!
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#509620 - 21/04/18 06:00 PM Re: Classic Leaf Spring Fitting [Re: PhilRoyle]
nick w Offline

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When you've worked it all out and made a great job of it, please pop down south and do mine.
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#509630 - 21/04/18 06:42 PM Re: Classic Leaf Spring Fitting [Re: PhilRoyle]
Burgundymog Offline

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Originally Posted By PhilRoyle
I am picking up new leaf springs next week from Mulfab - thanks TMers for putting me onto this. I have looked up fitting instructions - but all seem to be for cars with a spare wheel.
Has anyone fitted leaf springs to a 4/4 sport model - if so how much bodywork needs to be removed - if any?
I await founts of wisdom with baited breath!


Speak to Cain he has just done his.
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#509636 - 21/04/18 06:56 PM Re: Classic Leaf Spring Fitting [Re: PhilRoyle]
PhilRoyle Offline

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Going to ring Cain next week.
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#509672 - 21/04/18 09:11 PM Re: Classic Leaf Spring Fitting [Re: PhilRoyle]
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Probably just the lower valance Phil.

With the car on a lift you should be able to hang off the rear of the spring although the chassis gets in the way.

It will be much easier two handed.
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#509734 - 22/04/18 10:58 AM Re: Classic Leaf Spring Fitting [Re: PhilRoyle]
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I can fit rear springs to a 196? Morgan in My sleep. But have no idea how to do this job on a Modern Morgan.
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#509772 - 22/04/18 05:02 PM Re: Classic Leaf Spring Fitting [Re: PhilRoyle]
PhilRoyle Offline

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Thanks Dave.
Been advised at Drive It Day today to fit it on the rear first then the front (or was it the other way round?) Knew I should have jotted it down.
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#509779 - 22/04/18 05:58 PM Re: Classic Leaf Spring Fitting [Re: PhilRoyle]
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Rear first yes, but note that at the front, the spring fouls the bulkhead and so may need compressing to get the shackle pin in.
Also fit the spring with the rear shackle attached to the spring.
I think I loose fitted the axle before the front bolt but I'd have to check my post!

I think the axle can be attached second job or at the end.
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#509822 - 22/04/18 08:07 PM Re: Classic Leaf Spring Fitting [Re: DaveW]
Paul F Offline

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Originally Posted By DaveW


I think the axle can be attached second job or at the end.


I fitted the axle last. The hard part was bending the spring to fit the front bolt.

One detail - Spring goes in with shackle attached but don’t tighten the bolt too much until the second bolt has been fitted - don’t ask me how I learnt this one.
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