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Old 05-05-2020, 02:01 PM   #1
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Leaf spring bushings

1957 airstream. It has leaf springs in it, and I was wondering if anyone has ever replaced them. These are automotive style bushings metal tube inside rubber bushing, inside a metal tube.

I cannot find any information or replacements.
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Old 05-06-2020, 08:44 AM   #2
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The volume of pre-torsion spring Airstream trailers (Circa 1961) that are left are few. There wasn't many build to start with. The manufacture for those springs may not be in business either.

The good news is nearly any spring shop can handle the job. However living at the North Pole may be problematic as the number of spring shops there many be non-existant.

Not a problem, you can buy these bushings online by size. Just like a bolt. There are several dozen choices on line. I have purchased truck springs on line with very good results.

You would need to know the width of the spring which will be the length of the bushing. The size of the eye of the spring. And the bolt hole. Replace all hardware that is removed in the process, including spring to axle mounting bolts if the spring is being removed from the vehicle. 60+ year old hardware is not good to reuse.

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Old 05-07-2020, 03:26 PM   #4
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I found some bushings that worked, but I have to cut them down a bit. We (Local suspension shop) and I could not find any that were exactly the same. Problem seems to have been solved....... for now.......
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Old 09-11-2020, 05:23 AM   #5
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This is the replacement bushings for my 1960 Safari with 2 springs. Local spring/axle shop had them on the shelf, they can be found on line also. RB-1
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