Rear Leaf Spring Removal

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  1. Repoman2

    Repoman2 New Member

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    I am currently tearing down my '73 and the rear leaf springs and axle have been removed as a one piece assembly. I have all the bolts removed and now I just need to somehow separate the leaf springs from the axle. They are very tight and looks like the rubber bushing is all that is holding them in and I am having trouble getting them apart. I don't want to use a sledge hammer in fear of breaking the leafs, I want to keep them in tacked to use for a roller when I get that far.

    Any suggestions on how to get them apart, thanks.
     
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    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If you have the U bolts and T bolts out, should be able to work a pry bar between the spring and axle pad. Or, you can use a dead blow hammer.
     
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    Good how to video...

     
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    I just did the same thing (although my springs were already trashed). BP Blaster all around the spring/pad contact. It'll get sucked up like crazy. Then I gently used a wonder bar and they came apart easily.
     
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    If you break a spring with a hammer it was bad to begin with. Spring shops regularly put the curve in them in the first place by beating on them with a big sledge.
     
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    I got them apart and one side was already broke, thanks.
     

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