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Grind down springs
If your older truck rides rough or breaks springs, here's a simple way to improve the ride. Jack up the truck and then pry the springs apart so you can get at the ends of the springs with a power grinder or file.
Grind down the sharp edge on top of the lower springs so they don't bite into the bottom of the spring above. Do all the springs, both ends. Then spray them (or soak them, if you take the springs off the truck to do the job) with used crankcase oil. You should oil the springs twice a year.
If you take care of springs this way, you'll probably find your old pickup rides like a Cadillac. (Ernest S. Ivany, Box 533, Lis-ter, B.C. VOB 1 YO Canada)


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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #6