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VK304's 1988 Nissan Vanette w/ added SR20DET


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On 26/08/2021 at 13:32, Vk304 said:

Woops 20210826_132517.thumb.jpg.fcaed6574abb64ca4bdde56584835a0a.jpglittle metal come off the wheels but not too much to worry about.20210826_132539.thumb.jpg.244dab012fb413c27d15c96537dd427a.jpgsprings had gap here 20210826_132557.thumb.jpg.d875674f314b70b4465ca0782a46032d.jpgfigured it would be benificial to close this gap20210826_132614.thumb.jpg.c133f18e8214042fba2beee552549f30.jpg20210826_132631.thumb.jpg.072a5cae77b922ab74def926d6929010.jpgi made sure not to heat the actual spring, but let me know if im wrong here.. i know nothing about leaf springs... also the back has similar gap, should i close it too or not?

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Fairly certain these are supposed to have gap for slide, flex and stuff...

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6 hours ago, Nominal said:

They don't usually have a huge gap like that, looks more like it's had a leaf removed.

That's what I was wondering 

Would explain why the spring is a bit floppy 

Side note

Making bolt together spring clamps is hot rod magazine/ car craft from the 90s type of drag racing tricks, clamping the front part of the spring pack can help stiffen the spring and reduce wrap 

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Just heat it up gently with a blowtorch until the van sinks to the height you wants... *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*I do not stand by my suggestion **

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** but do it anyway and report back here with results for our amusement.

 

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Looks like this assembly, and rubber mounts that could lower if i could make them more shallow but retain the bolts , haha noo im not messing with that id like to be able to drive it still, may look at getting a guy to reset/heat the leaf, but its already pretty flat as it is 

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