WTB rear tapered leaf springs for 1911 Open Runabout

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WTB rear tapered leaf springs for 1911 Open Runabout

Post by Scott Steelman » Thu May 28, 2020 3:09 pm

I am in need of the top leaf only, but realize I may need to by a set to accomplish that. Please email or PM me if you have a leaf or set available. Thanks Scott


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Re: WTB rear tapered leaf springs for 1911 Open Runabout

Post by Mike Lebsack-Iowa » Thu May 28, 2020 3:50 pm

Scott,
Top spring is not visible when installed so you might consider a non taper more common to leaf. Just an idea.

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Re: WTB rear tapered leaf springs for 1911 Open Runabout

Post by Walter Higgins » Thu May 28, 2020 4:43 pm

The ends of the top leaf stick out from underneath the crossmember and are visible on both an 8-leaf and the oddball 7-leaf specific to his Open Runabout. The 7-leaf was a different spring, but from what I can tell based on what I have on-hand here the top leaf from an 8 happens to be very similar. If not exact, you may be able to reform and regrind a more common top leaf from an 8-leaf spring to fit. A 7-leaf spring will be difficult to find.


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Re: WTB rear tapered leaf springs for 1911 Open Runabout

Post by Scott Steelman » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:43 pm

Thanks guys for the advice.

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