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#2447942 - 02/07/18 09:02 AM Leaf spring bracket 78 Aspen
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Looking for the metal u shaped piece that wraps around the bottom of the leaf spring ona stock 78 Dodge Aspen. This is for the drivers side if that matters. Looking for a nice used one. Not sure where to post this. Thanks. [img]https://brian-hendrickson.smugmug.com/Parts/i-fDvh7mw/A[/img]
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#2447973 - 02/07/18 09:52 AM Re: Leaf spring bracket 78 Aspen [Re: POZEST]
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#2448028 - 02/07/18 12:05 PM Re: Leaf spring bracket 78 Aspen [Re: POZEST]
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Check with Jim at jims az parts.

He takes a bunch of F bodies apart.

http://www.jimsazparts.com/

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#2448283 - 02/07/18 09:42 PM Re: Leaf spring bracket 78 Aspen [Re: POZEST]
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There are two different sizes. One size for 5 leaf springs and a shorter one for 4 leaf springs. I don`t think Jim has the 5 leaf one.

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#2448698 - 02/08/18 05:53 PM Re: Leaf spring bracket 78 Aspen [Re: POZEST]
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I'm not sure the brackets are different, I wonder if the rubber bushing that surrounds the leafs are different between the 4 leaf and the 5 leaf.

Or, now that I think about it, I'm not sure the 4 leaf didn't have a short spring or spacer about the same length as the bracket, so Mopar only needed one set of brackets and rubber bushings. Chrysler was going broke at the time, a short piece of 1/4" thick 2" x 6" steel with a hole punched in it would have been pretty cheap. Gene

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#2448834 - 02/08/18 09:18 PM Re: Leaf spring bracket 78 Aspen [Re: POZEST]
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No two different sizes for sure. The five leaf ones are hard to come by. They were on wagons and HD suspension. I had seen people use the shorter ones with homemade spacers.

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#2449422 - 02/10/18 04:53 AM Re: Leaf spring bracket 78 Aspen [Re: POZEST]
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Correct, these where made by Jim because nobody has new or serviceable brackets for 5-leaf suspension setups:



http://www.aspenandvolare.com/showthread.php?1389-Rear-isolaters

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5 leaf 8.25 used a specific deeper U channel. I do not have any of those in stock.
I do have the plate portion the shock attaches to which is also specific to the 8.25 rear.
you can use 3" axle tube leaf spring/shock brackets and U bolts to replace the isolators.


Edited by rory73 (02/10/18 04:57 AM)

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