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Post by bones 851 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:37 pm

hi folks, went out this am, drove about 3miles, then heard clanging sound from rear of van, stopped had a look underneath van and found a bit of metal which looked like a tyre leaver, nice guy stopped and recognised metal as broken leaf spring from rear right hand side, drove van back and headed out on wee gs 125 suzuki (my other pride and joy from 1982, got well soaked, any way, contacted local garage, bloody hell they are asking for £195.00 for 1 spring set!!!,(just one side) does anybody know where the might be a bit cheaper, as the mech states it would be best to change them both........furtune..... cheers bones 851
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Re: leaf springs

Post by leopard_pagan on Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:58 pm

hmmm depends if the spring has snapped in half?
or has the U bolts come away?
if the latter, just get a new U bolt and replace the old one.

If the spring has broken....
http://www.womoco.co.uk/ will give you a ball park figure. i have seen some on ebay
OR... can you find leaf spring refurbishment in your area (google?)?
or.. source a 2nd hand set off a newer/less mileage van?
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Post by leopard_pagan on Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:26 pm

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=hijet+springs&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&_dmpt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&_odkw=hijet&_osacat=0

ebay search with Hijet + springs....
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:08 pm

Theres loads of hijet been broken for spares, i'd just grab a used one. You have to do a pair of new springs or it will drive a bit odd, but i'd be happy to put a single used one on as its done all the sagging already. If your stuck trying to source a used one, have a go calling some of the breakers round manchester, loads of asians running scrappers and they know theres a demand for this sort of stuff. Most accept cards over the phone and do postage.
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Post by bones 851 on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:55 pm

hi folks, thanks very much for the advice, definately broken, 2nd from the top, going to source breakers at weekend, a mate has some axle jacks, looks like we will attempt the diy stuff, new adventure for myself. will also use some of the leads past on, thanks very much..... will be in touch bones 851....
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Post by bones 851 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:12 am

hello folks, managed to source both rear leaf springs from the parts gateway, company T and B motors, a bloke called andy, gave me a call had a good old chat, seems quite enthusiastic and knowledgable re hijets,parts due to arrive on thursday, no biking this weekend, need to get the jet back on the road, can't wait.........thanks for the assisstance again,,, bones 851
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Post by leopard_pagan on Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:32 am

nice one. if you have time, can you post andys details so i can add them to the parts thread.
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