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working on putting 3 leaf springs in, the existing t bolts are too short.
how to i get them out?
 

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If you are talking about the T bolts attached to the rearend, all you do is pound them out with a hammer and replace them with longer ones or U-Bolts
 

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I drove mine out of the top plates with a hammer. They were just stuck due to rust and popped right out. I bought these for my Detroit multi-leaf spring for my '65:

https://gmclassics.com/shop/?fwp_searchwp=27001-2&fwp_makes=chevrolet&fwp_models=nova

Mine have not been installed yet but I've read where there is a problem with the upper and lower plates warping when you tighten down on the T-Bolts. There is a thread here about that so do a "Search" and you'll see what I mean.
 

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I drove mine out of the top plates with a hammer. They were just stuck due to rust and popped right out. I bought these for my Detroit multi-leaf spring for my '65:

https://gmclassics.com/shop/?fwp_searchwp=27001-2&fwp_makes=chevrolet&fwp_models=nova

Mine have not been installed yet but I've read where there is a problem with the upper and lower plates warping when you tighten down on the T-Bolts. There is a thread here about that so do a "Search" and you'll see what I mean.
Tighten them down with all the slack out, but not too tight. Measure the side gap and put some spacers in that are 1/4" or a little less than the gap is so you know they are good and tight, but not enough to bend the plates too much.
 

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That's a great idea. I was thinking maybe using some steel pipe slipped over the bolts between the plates. Not to hijack this thread but I think this is a good place to discuss the rubber pads. Install new ones or leave them out?
 

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That's a great idea. I was thinking maybe using some steel pipe slipped over the bolts between the plates. Not to hijack this thread but I think this is a good place to discuss the rubber pads. Install new ones or leave them out?

Can use bushings, but better/neater just to use a steel bar stock or plate on each side with the two holes drilled in them.

I run mine without the rubber pads, but I bought the spacers from Calvert to run their split monos.
 
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