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Caption This 02 Nov 2021 17:22 #227519

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Those spiral easy outs are pretty notorious for braking off and making things worse.......best ones Ive used are the Ridgid extractors.......they dont tend to expand the broken bit as they are driven in.......incidentally ,a little secret few know.....if you break off a small steel bolt in ally ,like a motorbike bit,dont try to drill ,but build a little dam of silastic and fill it with alum solution ......the steel will dissolve ,the ally is unharmed.
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Caption This 06 Nov 2021 21:44 #227717

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"Be who you are and say what you feel...
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Caption This 06 Nov 2021 21:47 #227718

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Over and under system

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Caption This 06 Nov 2021 22:27 #227722

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I bet the "helper springs" are just mild steel strap and not spring steel.

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Caption This 06 Nov 2021 23:39 #227725

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Broken main leaf. I guess you do what you must. Good thing this one's only on a trailer (no brakes).

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Caption This 07 Nov 2021 08:29 #227728

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U-bolts are cheaper than spring leaves but if it gets you home or to the spring repair place, that's all you need.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Caption This 07 Nov 2021 10:37 #227735

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Main spring leaf has been cut through so is not a get you home thing. Maybe looking for more spring travel, or even maximising the disaster when it lets go.

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Caption This 07 Nov 2021 21:25 #227778

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Main spring leaf has been cut through so is not a get you home thing. Maybe looking for more spring travel, or even maximising the disaster when it lets go.


I can't think of any reason to do that. I reckon it's snapped right where the lower leaves end. Quite a weird setup, to me at least. I've only seen springs with increasingly shorter leaves, not all the same length plus a main. (unless there's something else I'm missing).

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Caption This 08 Nov 2021 06:46 #227810

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Eye think eye see wotcha dun here!





Looks like a proffesional job


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Caption This 08 Nov 2021 07:55 #227811

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Something like-
"Holding the steering in a vyce-like grip" ?

He should have asked on this forum for a steering wheel, you never know, someone probably has one.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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