into the body. Moreover, with this mounting, there is no metal-to-metal
Adjustment of the passenger car
rear spring seats should always be
made with the weight of the car on its wheels. The eye bolt nut should then
be loosened and the car jolted
up and down several times to
set the rubber bushings in their normal position. The eye bolt nut should then be
drawn down tight and a cotter
FITTING 1/2-TON TRUCK REAR SPRING SEATS
If it becomes necessary to adjust
the rear spring seats on the truck models the correct clearance
between the spring seat and the
rear axle housing may be
obtained as follows:
1. Jack up the rear end of the truck and block
it in this position by using car horses under the frame side rails.
2. Disconnect the spring shackle and drop the
rear end of the
3. Remove the spring
4. Remove the two screws from the lower spring
seat cap and remove both halves of the spring seat.
5. Clamp the two halves of the spring seat in a
bench vise and file evenly
from face of each half.
Assemble the spring seat to the axle housing and check the fit of the
seat on the housing. Continue
to file evenly from both halves until such a fit is obtained that a slight drag is
felt when turning the spring
seat on the axle housing.