Leaf Spring Specs

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  1. SR71 blackbird

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    I looked for this earlier, but was unable to find. Does anyone have a source of specs for leaf springs for a '73 Grabber? Specifically, am looking for the front eye bore diameter and also the shackle specs. Am trying to find the specs to see if the Del A Lum bushing kits that Global West sells will work on my car. They do not sell the kits specifically for Mavericks, but another Ford or Mercury product may fit if I can find accurate specs. If I can find specs without taking the whole thing apart, that would be great!
     
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    According to the Master Parts Catalog the front leaf spring bushing is part number C4DZ-5781-C Same part used on 64-70 Falcon, Mustang small block up to '69, 65-71 Fairlane, 75-79 Granada, 71-73 Pinto
     
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    Thanks Jeff. Much appreciated. In that catalog, is there any spec on the shackles?
     
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    Back in 2015, I purchased Global West Del-a-Lum bushings, front eye is same as 65-70 Mustangs (RB82) and you use the rear shackle set up from 67-70 Cougars, which are 1" diameter here is the complete leaf spring kit, which
    has both front eye and rear shackle, well worth it!

    http://search.store.yahoo.net/yhst-...x=0&y=0&.autodone=https://www.globalwest.net/

    Since then, I have worked with Doug at Global and now have their "spherical bearing" set up on my leaf springs....
    PM me if you need more information etc........
    David
     
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    Thanks David! That is just the confirmation I was looking for! Much appreciated!
     
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    David, what is the "spherical bearing" setup?
     
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    I worked with Doug at Global West and I had a new main leaf made to install this set up..........
    David

     

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