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Old 07-10-2017, 09:40 AM   #1
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66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

Hey yall,
So finishing up getting my flip kit on my 66, and I need to change the bushings on the leaf springs and shackles. So I believe I found the bushings for the shackles, and the side of the leaf spring that goes into the shackle. those being a .570 X 1.125 X 2.75.

My problem is finding the front leaf spring bushings that are bigger. I believe they are a 1.25 outer diameter bushing but struggling to find right bushing. hopefully someone can help me! Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:41 PM   #2
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

Classic truck 1-1/8 od
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:50 PM   #3
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/cbe/full.aspx?Page=37
I take it that it is a 4 x 4 as you did say front leaf spring bushing
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:46 PM   #4
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

There is a local spring shop that I bring this kind of stuff to. I found out about them after ordering bushings for a Mustang and need them installed.

Maybe you have local spring shop?
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:23 PM   #5
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

GMC's had leaf springs with 2wd as i thank is what you have. Take a pic of the front of the leaf and the rear and post up. Might be the same as the 4wd ones as ron said.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:25 PM   #6
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think the 2wd were rubber
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:41 PM   #7
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

Hi ron--really need to know what he has. Not enough info and i don't know anything about gmc leaf springs.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:48 PM   #8
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

Since the OP stated he is "So finishing up getting my flip kit on my 66" I am pretty sure he has a 2wd and is looking for the front bushings on the rear springs.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:25 AM   #9
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

My fault yall, got swamped at work and all. I bought some 1 1/8 bushings and they fit the rear of the leaf spring and the shackle and weren't that bad to get in. We then realized that the front ones are bigger, so doing some research found that 1 1/4 may fit so I bought some, they didn't fit. haha so im gonna stop by a leaf spring place today on lunch break and see what they got to say. seems like I need a 1.1875-1.12 OD bushing for the front.

And yall were right with saying its a 2WD, thanks again and sorry for the late reply
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:17 AM   #10
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im gonna stop by a leaf spring place today on lunch break and see what they got to say.
The spring shop will measure and use a chart to find what you need. Bring the spring and the pin/bolt that goes through.
This is what I do since I figured out there is a shop that does nothing but spring service here in Lake Charles.

City Spring how is that for a name?
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:31 PM   #11
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

Just got done talking to the spring shop, they told me that the front and back should be the same, and have the same size bushing. the front of my springs had become bigger and unrolled some. I just assumed the front were bigger since PO had bigger bushings in the front, so im guessing he just found something and made it work. But either way, itll be done today, and rearend will be back together this weekend!
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

Glad you got it fixed. did they re-due the front of the springs?
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Old 07-14-2017, 02:11 PM   #13
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I don't think so, unless he has to re roll them to make it work. I had already put the new front bushings in, and they seem to be fine. but I told him to do whatever he needed to make em right so we shall see
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:17 PM   #14
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

Got everything lined out and installed today, bushings all work and flip kit is installed! Thanks again for yalls help!
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:48 PM   #15
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

May I ask where you got the flip kit and what your are doing for shocks and pinion angle
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:01 AM   #16
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Re: 66' GMC Leaf Spring Bushings Help

Got the flip kit from DJM Suspension; and it's a very good kit. All bolt on and painted, instructions are slim but not hard to figure out. We are going to figure out shocks next, and same for angle. We have to get bed on and then measure drive shaft to cut and all that. But I will definitely let you know what we end up doing!
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