material to make leaf spring leafs

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michaellynn2
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material to make leaf spring leafs

Post by michaellynn2 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:09 pm

I need to make leaf springs. Anyone know where I can find a supplier for leaf spring strips material. I need 5/16" or 1/2" wide. The thickness is not all that important. Thank you folks
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Re: material to make leaf spring leafs

Post by Fender » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:32 pm

McMaster Carr. Look for 1075 spring steel strips.
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Re: material to make leaf spring leafs

Post by michaellynn2 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:31 pm

Thank You Dan
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Re: material to make leaf spring leafs

Post by Fender » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:31 pm

YW. Most people suggest buying the pre-tempered stock. It can be curved in that state, and this avoids the need for heat treating. You will need to punch any holes or drill with carbide drills.
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Re: material to make leaf spring leafs

Post by Fred_V » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:44 am

i have always used "sewer tape", available at hardware stores. it is a bit thicker but works well and is cheap.
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