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    Rust at Leaf spring boxes, repair options

    cpginkpt
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    Post by cpginkpt Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:39 am

    got some rust at all leaf spring boxes. Previous repairs are pretty sketchy.

    Rest of frame is actually pretty decent so not sure if this is a common trouble spot.

    Anyone done this type of repair assuming I can repair it (!)
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    Post by cpginkpt Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:50 am

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    Post by 13-ball Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:41 am

    I'm not able to see the photos at the link. It gives a 404 - not found.
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    Post by cpginkpt Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:44 am

    oh sorry. I tired a few different ways to upload photos and search the forum on tips but guess I missed the target there. argh!
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    Post by cpginkpt Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:58 am

    does this link work for you @13-ball?

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ipDkq4tjXwxBUtYs7
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    Post by cpginkpt Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:59 am

    13-ball wrote:I'm not able to see the photos at the link.  It gives a 404 - not found.

    I created a new link for photos here - does this work for you?

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ipDkq4tjXwxBUtYs7
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    Post by donivan65 Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:07 pm

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    Post by 13-ball Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:06 pm

    Oooph!  That's ugly for sure.  

    I don't think there's gonna be an easy fix for those.  I'd, personally, cut out all that rusty stuff 'til there's solid metal.  From there you'll need to recreate the sections you removed.  It'll be a ton of cutting, bending, fitting and welding.  

    When it's done you'll be psyched that it doesn't look like a careless, scabbed on mess.

    This is how someone "fixed" the shock mounts on my truck. Angle iron and metal roofing screws...

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    Post by gfleduc Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:40 pm

    Go one thickness thicker than the original with flat plate & re-box it up.

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