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Old 01-03-2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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Overload Springs

I have overload springs on my 62 half ton. Does anyone else have them?
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:40 PM   #2
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Re: Overload Springs

Interesting design! I've got two pairs, but they're different: They have mounts that bolt to the outboard of the frame, and they're single-curve, not that S-shape like yours.
They come down where the axle pad sits on the trailing arm, and there's an additional plate that mounts between the housing and the arm--it has an "ear" on it, with a rubber pad that the end of the helper spring contacts.

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Old 01-03-2018, 08:57 PM   #3
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Re: Overload Springs

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I have overload springs on my 62 half ton. Does anyone else have them?
I have the same style springs on my ‘63 longbed trailer. It was a Fremont truck.

And welcome to the forum! What part of Salem are you in? I’m across the river in west. It’s always cool to meet up with guys from this site.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:16 PM   #4
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Re: Overload Springs

I've got the other style on my 65.
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:54 AM   #5
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Re: Overload Springs

Checking in down in Medford, OR (for the next 15 days lol,) my 64 has the overloads! Used to be the only rear suspension for a while! Got the wrangler rear springs in the back now.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:21 PM   #6
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Re: Overload Springs

Well, ya made me look. My 3/4 ton has something similar, though rather more straight forward. Mine go from the rear member forward to a pad (or tongue) sticking out from the coil spring's mounting pad. Yours are interesting in an engineering aspect
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:34 PM   #7
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Re: Overload Springs

Thanks everyone for your input on the overload springs!
On the 63-66 they had a different shock config. that enabled them to put the spring behind the axel. But in 60-62 with the shock behind the axel they would have had to put the overload forward if this was a factory option. My question, are these factory correct?
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:37 PM   #8
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Thanks for the welcome to the forum! I'm in southeast Salem.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:50 PM   #9
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Re: Overload Springs

A quick look in the factory assembly manual on pages 298/399 shows overloads, what who can tell since it's such an informative book. The only other place I could find springs were starting on page 63, but it doesnt show overloads.
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