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    Hey, got an old "jungle gym" trailer that carries around my 59 Biesemeyer. Looks to have some sort of leaf springs from a 1950's P/U truck but it's really hard to figure out sizes online. Also I had to replace the wheel bearings a while back and they ended up being 1947-59 GM tapered roller bearings. The springs are a little less then 2" wide and are 36" long from eye to eye. They also have 9 layers. Anyone know where they came from?
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    I have a regular Roadrunner trailer for my CVX....Had one of the leafs break- Just as I turned on my street (Whew!)....Went to a trailer supply place around the corner from my house in San Leandro and they had the exact ones in stock...(They are 26" x 1.75" x 4 leaves)

    If you punch in your city/town on google, then once you are there, punch in "Boat trailer supply" you should see what is in the area.....It would be better to take one of your springs to the experts and see what they say...Here in SL we also have Betts springs.....(For if it turned out to be auto/truck springs)

    Edit; Just north of you in Glen Burnie is Dave's Boat Trailer sales...
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    Ya that's the issue, Dave's and for that matter every place I have looked don't have anything close to 36" long eye to eye in trailer springs. I mean this was Biesemeyer in 1959 I'm sure they got what was available off the shelf at the time. I wish I knew someone who had an old PU truck. I would bet money they are off the front of back springs of a GM or Ford.
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    There use to be a spring shop in Hyattsville Md, can't remember the name but will do some research this week.
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    Try calling SDTruckSprings in NY (877)774-6473 and tell them the exact dimensions and also the basic age of the springs...I bet they can look it up and find an exact match. Almost guarantee those came off some stock truck from that era. They are open Sat 9-6.

    By the way, 9 leaves seems excessive- maybe those were extra heavy-duty springs for a truck, but I would suspect you could go a bit lighter which wouldn't "punish" your boat as much (On my 73 Mustang mach I, I had installed 160 lb rear leafs.....I knew my fronts were softer in comparison, so I just removed the shortest lowest leaf.....Less progressive and softer ride......(I used very good shocks on the Mustang to control the extra movement)....

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