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leaf spring clamp loose on spring #3052548
06/22/22 09:24 PM
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My volare has a loose leaf spring clamp/strap on the front segment. It has lost the rubber piece. I was wondering what caused the strap to move? What holds the clamp/strap in place? I ordered a new strap and rubber piece off ebay. I assume I need to remove the spring to put on the new one. I will add a pic tomorrow.

Re: leaf spring clamp loose on spring [Re: mopars4ever] #3052660
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Not sure if these pics tell anything . I actually had the clamp slide up too far on the spring for pics. It should have been closer to the area where the spring plastic spacer piece is located. Looks like it may be tuff to install a new one while the spring is on one the car????

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Re: leaf spring clamp loose on spring [Re: mopars4ever] #3052822
06/23/22 09:16 PM
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The replacement leaf spring clamps are two pieces. One part is above the spring, the other part is below the spring. You position the clamp between the two numbs on the plastic piece that is between the two leafs. The one piece has an ear on each side, the the other piece has a slot on each side that the ears fit into. Once in position, you squeeze the two parts together, with the ears inserted into the slots, then you pull each ear tight and pull it through the slot and bend it at a 90 degree angle, and repeat the process on the other ear. Once both ears are bent at 90 degrees, you finish bending them to 180 degrees (back towards them selves) and hammer the ears flat against themselves Then you can cut the excess length of the ears off that extend beyond the spring pack.

If you don't want to go through all of that, you can buy a pair of the worm tooth hose clamps, open one up until you can put it around the leaf spring, positioned between the two nubs on the plastic piece between the two leafs, and tighten the hose clamp tight. Repeat the process on the other leaf spring if needed. This will accomplish the same thing as the real spring clamps, hold the end of the one leaf in place and against the other leafs in the pack. You can add a clamp to the end of each leaf on the spring pack in front of the rear end and the spring will act like it has a traction bar.

Re: leaf spring clamp loose on spring [Re: poorboy] #3052886
06/24/22 08:25 AM
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Thanks for answering. I have the NOS type two piece clamp 2808399. I thought it was wrong as it didn`t match the original but now I know. I did buy a reproduction type clamp off eBay that match's the original which looks harder to install. I just couldn`t see how it stayed in place once it was installed? Is it the plastic numbs that keeps it centered? or is it just the friction from the rubber pad once tight from the clamp?

Re: leaf spring clamp loose on spring [Re: mopars4ever] #3052889
06/24/22 08:35 AM
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wave There is an extra " nub " that sticks off the clamp on 1 side about 1/8th" , that holds & locks into the extra 1/2" holes punched in your leaf springs to keep clamp from moving . drive Ronnie

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Ok,Must have missed that. I will look at it again.Thanks

Re: leaf spring clamp loose on spring [Re: mopars4ever] #3053113
06/24/22 07:23 PM
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Those plastic sliders between the end of a leaf and the longer leaf above it are still available new. I bought a pair last fall on ebay. With the clamps off, and the body lifted so the springs hang, the plastic pieces can be installed pretty easily, they pretty much just snap into place.

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Ok cool I`ll check that out.

Re: leaf spring clamp loose on spring [Re: mopars4ever] #3053163
06/24/22 09:52 PM
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I have some of the bands available - the OE 1-piece ones. I was reproducing them & selling them through Year One. I still have a few of the correct tip pads too. The rubber pads I do not have.


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