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    Gasser style springs?

    Has anyone had gasser style front leaf springs made for a light car?

    Or know of a source, looked at trailer type but can't find anything light enough.

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    Any good spring shop should be able, heres one Ive used https://www.paddingtonmotorspringsltd.co.uk/
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    Paddington springs!
    That takes me back
    Had Ford MK2 rear springs lowered and rehooped for peanuts! (1980s).
    They good!

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    Yes they are good, just be carefull you dont go to palm springs instead (just down the road form there) different kind of bongyness!........................................ ......

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    Can't you just pull some leafs from your existing springs ?

    Don't forget early cars were grossly oversprung and the C section chassis acted as part of the suspension by allowing twist .

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    wonder if Suzuki sj springs could be of use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Any good spring shop should be able, heres one Ive used https://www.paddingtonmotorspringsltd.co.uk/
    Thanks, they look like just the place to go, I'm sure it's a typo but their strap line is 'Manufacturer and fitter of high leaf springs" or maybe they're just well into gassers.. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Yes they are good, just be carefull you dont go to palm springs instead (just down the road form there) different kind of bongyness!.......................................


    Quote Originally Posted by Kustom Jim View Post
    Paddington springs!
    That takes me back
    Had Ford MK2 rear springs lowered and rehooped for peanuts! (1980s).
    They good!
    Thanks, good to know.

    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    Can't you just pull some leafs from your existing springs ?

    Don't forget early cars were grossly oversprung and the C section chassis acted as part of the suspension by allowing twist .
    Already taken some out Kev, the problem is the arch is way too much, meaning a tall mounting pad under the axle, I could de-arch them in the flypress, but that would make them even longer, and the length isn't ideal as they are.

    I need a shorter almost flat spring to work with the tourque tube. A pair of early front springs would be ideal but finding them is a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by drseg View Post
    wonder if Suzuki sj springs could be of use?
    Wow, great minds and all that, already been looking and they're definitely a contender ! I've been asking off roader mates about LJ 80 springs and you'd think they would be laying about free after everyone has fitted lift kits, but not so it seems!

    Thanks chaps, decisions, decisions.....
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