STAGE 39

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“In this assembly session you will assemble part of the right rear suspension, preparing the leaf spring that will subsequently be attached to the chassis.”

This will be a mirror image of the previous stage, just with the right side parts.

Contents


Parts

NOTE: This parts list incorrectly lists 39B as Rear Leaf Spring Mounting Bracket, but it is the same Front Leaf Spring Mounting Bracket part as found in the previous stage.

Materials: All of these parts are metal!

Build


Right Rear Leaf Spring

Stage 39.1

Align the smallest hole of the Leaf Spring Shackle 1 (marked ‘1’) with this hole in the side of the Rear Reinforcement Plate, and secure it with one (1) AM screw.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Stage 39.2

Align the smallest hole of the Leaf Spring Shackle 2 (marked ‘2’) with this opposite hole of the Rear Reinforcement Plate, and secure it with one (1) more AM screw:

Stage 39.3

Insert the rear end of the Right Rear Leaf Spring between these two Shackles, and secure them all together with one (1) OM screw.

To determine the correct end of the Right Rear Leaf Spring to use here, note that this hole on top of the leaf spring is farther from the ‘rear’ end of it:

This OM screw should pass through Leaf Spring Shackle 1, then through the rear loop of the Right Rear Leaf Spring, and be driven into Leaf Spring Shackle 2, as shown:

Stage 39.4

Align the two holes of the Front Leaf Spring Mounting Bracket to the matching holes on the front of the Front Reinforcement Plate, and secure these together with two (2) OM screws.

This Front Leaf Spring Mounting Bracket can fit two ways, so make sure it is mounted as shown below:

Stage 39.5

Insert the front end of the Right Rear Leaf Spring between the two tabs of the Front Leaf Spring Mounting Bracket and secure it into place with one (1) OM screw.

This OM screw should be installed on the same side of the leaf spring as the previous OM screw:

Thoughts


This stage was the same as the previous one, so nothing new to mention here. We will install this in the next stage.

Next Up


 Stage 40 – Leaf Spring Plates, U Hooks/Nuts, Rear Shock Absorbers

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