Tricks like what may I ask?
Well, maybe not tricks, actually it was your only option before the days of IFS 4x's & all the after market shops you find now, as far as mixing/matching leaf springs go for lift or increasing for heavier loads etc;,
Well these arent stock springs that are in my truck, they are deaver 8 leafs that are all clapped out. They are actually kinda bent into an "S" and the prinion points higher than the rear of the first drive shaft, that explains my vibes!! I can get them to kinda axle wrap spinning my tire on a jack lol!!! Fourwd re read my first post, what you said you did was similar what i was asking, tricks and tips to build leaf packs using leafs from other packs only diff was asking about using leafs from my deaver packs in my all pro pack. I instead just yanked leafs out of the all pro pack. If im junk yard dogging it, im just going to go with chevy 63s, and thats not happening until i get a new frame, at least a year.
Marklux: Read the link to pirate i posted, lots of good leaf pack building info and tech.
Yeah, I re read your post & as far as I'm concerned doing this for me has been nothing short of a "win".. & I'm gonna here shit for this but whatever here goes:
I would like to first say that alot of guys (probably most) need to open their minds to alternative methods/proceedures & mostly get the "name brand" springs out of your heads, now this isn't a knock on Alcans/Deavers/Dakars/Expos etc: These are all quality springs, this is more of a money issue, i mean if $$$$$ isn't an issue then by all means buy 2 sets of aftermarkets & kick down a set to me ... (haha j/k) Or contact National Spring here in San Diego, they've probably forgotten more than the "other guys" will ever know, they'll happily build you a set for a starting price of roughly $1200.00... too rich for my blood, I've rebuilt/refreshed alot of stock Tacoma springs for 1st & 2nd gens. With good feedback from the guys I've done them for, here is a quick "mock up" junkyard chevy springs for some 1st gen spring ideas I'm kicking around using building off the stock springs (if still rebuildable)....