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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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anyone out there know of anyone who has plans for a leaf spring solo seat?seen plenty of pictures on various forums but no practical designs available.if i have a design to look at i think i could build it.pics are great but i need directions that i can read.any help out there?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 11:18 AM
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anyone out there know of anyone who has plans for a leaf spring solo seat?seen plenty of pictures on various forums but no practical designs available.if i have a design to look at i think i could build it.pics are great but i need directions that i can read.any help out there?
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maybe Wolfie can move this to the appropriate section...befor KM yells at you

There were a few threads as I recall...did you try the Google search function at the top of the forum page?
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Usually the springs are made from old car leaf springs. One leaf. There are two common configurations A bent "U", or a bent "S", all depending on how and where you wanna mount....theyre bent using a torch, then need to be cooled by dipping in oil, else wont work. Gimme an hour or so and will draw up a diagram and post



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I prefer the one in the upper diagram. Puts less stress in the mounting point..... Note :drawing is exagerated for clarity.





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