M38 -correct distance between spring eyes

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Carioca
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M38 -correct distance between spring eyes

Post by Carioca » Tue May 15, 2018 7:09 pm

Hi folks,

My dear M38 -1951 is leaning to the left .

Not counting that I have eaten lots of bacon lately, I will have to pound the springs.

Does anyone have the correct distance between the center of spring eyes for both front and

rear springs?

Front right fender is pointing to the skies while the rear left side is lower than the rear right side.

Tks

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Re: M38 -correct distance between spring eyes

Post by Ken Perkins » Wed May 16, 2018 8:47 am

fronts is 36.5.....rear is 42
should have 10 leaf front 11 rear
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Re: M38 -correct distance between spring eyes

Post by Ben Dover » Wed May 16, 2018 10:07 am

And remember that the springs have different pivot ends than MB, CJ2A, CJ-38, should you look for different springs. The pivot brackets on the frame are also unique to the M-38 Type. When buying springs, be sure to specify, the M-38 springs have the silent bloc rubber bushings on the pivot end.
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Re: M38 -correct distance between spring eyes

Post by Carioca » Wed May 16, 2018 7:19 pm

.. thanks Ken,

.. thanks Ben,

.. I'll do my best with your kind help.

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