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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 23, 2008 06:47PM

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that one of the advertisers sells the reinforcements that run from the forward spring hanger to the cross member. I know I could make them, I'm at a point where I'd rather save a little time anyway (if they're not too expensive of course). Anyone recall who does them & about what they cost?


jbarila
John Barilaro
Red Sox Nation!
(60 posts)

Registered:
11/02/2007 08:29AM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Ford 302/5L

Re: rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: jbarila
Date: September 25, 2008 02:28PM

Rob,
There is an article (The British V8 Newsletter - Volume XII, Issue 3 - September 2004)
that covers doing the mod yourself.
[www.britishv8.org]
Try that,
JB


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 25, 2008 03:48PM

I think I recall that there are two off-the-shelf sources: Ted at Fast Cars and also Adrian Akhurst in Australia. (Isn't he mentioned in the article?)

I imagine chrome-bumper and rubber-bumper cars would need two different designs (because the cars start with two different forward spring-mounting positions) and also that many people would want to come up with a hybrid design to accommodate anti-tramp bars.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2370 posts)

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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 25, 2008 09:26PM

Thanks guys, Kelly Stevenson sent me a really slick & simple approach using 2x3 square tube, some simple cuts & holes... That's what I'll be doing.


psmg
Paul Schils
Fredonia, WI
(77 posts)

Registered:
12/13/2007 10:27AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB-GT, Buick 215 1971 MGB RD, SBF 302

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Re: rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: psmg
Date: September 27, 2008 07:39PM

Rob, could you share that info with me? I would appreciate that.

Paul


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: September 27, 2008 08:28PM

Paul, ask and ye shall receive. i will share it with you. ck your e-mail
SAFETY FASTER!


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 28, 2008 02:53AM

These two photos of Kelly's (box-tubing) reinforcements already appear in the BritishV8 Photo Gallery section...

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/KellyStevenson/KellyStevenson-AH.JPG

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/KellyStevenson/KellyStevenson-AI.JPG



avbates
Tony Bates
San Jose California
(25 posts)

Registered:
03/22/2008 12:16PM

Main British Car:
74 MGB roadster 4.2 litre Rover

Re: rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: avbates
Date: November 02, 2008 01:49PM

Hi Kelly,Can you please send me the info as well.
My email is Tony at Batesfamily.net
Thanks
Tony


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(813 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: November 02, 2008 04:10PM

Tony, ck your personal e-mail. sent to tony at batesfamily dot net





I just updated the address above to make it non-functional. Guys, please don't put actual e-mail addresses in posts on the board. Message boards like ours get searched daily by spammers looking for new leads. The "private message" system is actually the best way to send a personal message, unless attachments are required. Even then, if you want to tell someone your e-mail address the best way to do so is inside a private message. -Curtis



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avbates
Tony Bates
San Jose California
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03/22/2008 12:16PM

Main British Car:
74 MGB roadster 4.2 litre Rover

Re: rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: avbates
Date: November 02, 2008 07:57PM

Thanks kelly
Regards
tony


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(813 posts)

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10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: rear leaf spring hanger reinforcement
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: November 03, 2008 07:57AM

thanks Curtis, just had a brainfart.


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