rear bumper stabilizer springs

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meadows
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rear bumper stabilizer springs

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Post by meadows » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:33 pm

would anybody out there know the dimensions of the rear bumper stabilizer springs on a '49 FL? i can't find a set anywhere, so i thought i could make a set. i've heard they were made very thin and tended to break easily. the part # is 91029-48.i believe if i had a good picture of them in place i could judge the length.



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Re: rear bumper stabilizer springs

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Post by Hawg » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:09 am

They Are 3/4 Inch Wide 3 Inch Long After They Have Been Bent Approx. 1 Inch Offset
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Re: rear bumper stabilizer springs

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Post by meadows » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:03 am

Hawg, i sure do appreciate that. i'm going to make a pair now. they look really thin. maybe 1/16" or 1/8" thick. would you happen to know the correct plating on them for '49?

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Re: rear bumper stabilizer springs

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Post by RUBONE » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:49 am

Meadows,
They are spring steel and the originals are very tough material. Almost impossible to drill with normal means. Not unlike a hacksaw blade.
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Re: rear bumper stabilizer springs

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Post by meadows » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:16 pm

yep, i didn't think about that. it makes sense, though, being a stabilizer spring. i don't have any idea where to get that kind of material. i'm probably going to make them out of 1/16" steel. they look to be parkerized, along with the rear stand catch.

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