|03-12-2003, 12:42 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2003
Member # 17823
Location: snyder ny (formally golden co)
anti-friction material for leaf springs
im going to disassemble my leaf packs this spring and clean up the rust build up. i was thinking of lubricating them with never sieze or somthing like that. im now interested in finding some material to make full length anti friction pads for between the leaves. does anyone know of a resource for teflon, nylon, or similar material to make these out of. i would go with just tips but i dont have holes in the ends of the leaves and dont know of another way to hold the tips in place. im not sure if its worth it to drill the leaves.
yep, im a newbie.....ill try to act intellegent.
fuel in the veins, mountains on the brain.
|03-12-2003, 08:30 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2001
Member # 7819
Location: On the Palouse
1. Try DELRIN,
2. It's durable,
3. It's less expensive than a similar TEFLON based product,
4. The stuff's used in applinaces,
5. It can be bought in:
6. You can buy the sheets and cut strips,
7. Insert between the leaf springs.
8. Refurbish the springs and coat with slip plate.
|03-13-2003, 08:41 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2001
Member # 3046
Location: San Jose, Ca.
Been there done that and nothing lasts.
But if you insist try:
Total Cost Involved Eng., Inc.
1416 W. Brooks Street
Onterio, CA. 91762
70CJ5, Dana 44's f/r Power Lock/f Detroit/r 4:27, 225 v6, T18
4 Wheel Disc, Atlas 4.3, 91" wheel base setting on JC Whitney CJ7 7 pack, and more.
|03-13-2003, 10:48 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2002
Member # 11057
Location: Providence RI
Along the same lines; what about paint?
Not to hijack the thread... well, maybe, but it's related...
What paint works with springs; flexible, but not going to wear off, and maybe slippery in itself?