Anybody have the measurements? I have them for the front pad, but not the rear.
I think you can find them on the Fun Projects web site.
Steve, the rear pad is 10-5/16" long X 2" wide X3/8" thick the 3/8" thickness is based on 2x2" pads at the ends , the rest is 3/32", the end pads were rivited but you could probably glue them on, they have a 9/16" square hole for the bolt in the center of the pad.
Specs for the pad used before '17 with the tapered leaf spring are slightly different. The main body of the pad assembly is a strip of leather 10-1/4" long x 2" wide x 1/16" thick. Leather pads 2" square by 3/16" thick are riveted on the ends, flush with the ends and sides of the 10-1/4" long strip, but as Rick said they could be glued in place. The 9/16" square hole in the center is the same for all years.
Russ Furstnow supplies them to the dealers. Be sure to use leather. In later years, Ford used top material! I wonder how long that lasted?
I took a rear spring out one time to see why the car was leaning. I found one square of leather with a remnant of top material. The other leather pad was missing. It had been that way for many years.
I don't have a picture of an original rear pad. The original front pads are made the same way as RV describes, just longer and wider as per his description.
Original front pad from my '15:
Meant to say "the rear pads are just longer and wider".........
I have a few NOS rear leather pads. They are a bit dried out after all these years. I don't think I'd want to use them. They are exactly like the ones Russ makes.
I'm not a pro at drawing, but here's what I did using RV's measurements. The first is sized to fit my screen. The second is maximum file size to post here, in case anybody wants to copy it.
Nice, Steve. And 3D to boot!!