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Made mine, basically following the instructions above....Here's what you'll need:

2' of 1/2" all thread, high strength all thread is good if you can get it but it's not required
One 1/2" coupler nut (nut used to connect allthread to other things)
3 regular 1/2" coarse thread nuts
An eyebolt with 1/2" coarse thread
The crossbar and lower retaining bolts from an old front shock (you didn't throw them away did you?)
2 high quality (thick) 1/2" flat washers

All these willl cost you under $15 at the hardware store.
Join the all thread and the eye bolt with the coupler nut and use 2 of the regular nuts as jam



 

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Spring Compresor Modification

Hi, all...
When I rebuilt my front end, I added a bearing to my threaded rod...made it really smooth! Here are the pics of that setup...hope it helps you too! You cannot see it in these pictures, but I used a small washer under one of the large washers so it would allow "rotation" of the bearing...just loose enough on the threaded rod to allow it to move down the threads as you compress the spring. I used a ratcheting dog bone to compress the spring!

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I bought the bearing at a lawnmower repair shop...NO NUMBERS! I think it was a bearing for one of the blade spindles.

I have made both types and I have to tell you, yes...you can put a good gob of grease between the washers to reduce the friction...but adding a bearing takes the load instead of the washers, making it easier.

Outer diameter of bearing is: 1 1/4 inch
Center Hole: 1/2 inch
Washer: .67 (Hole) with 1.05 diameter

Put the small washer on the flat side of the bearing...not the hub that sticks up! Ask me how I know.
...here are some pictures.

Picture One: The small washer for backside of bearing
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Picture of the flat side with washer:
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The side with the hub sticking through will ride on the Big Washer...and yes, it has White Lithium applied.
 

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An alternative to the shock absorber part is to fabricate the lower crossbar with a piece of 3/16" (or so) flat stock....Say about 1 1/2" wide by 3-4" long....Drill three holes....One 1/2"in the center for the all-thread and two for the shock nuts...Put a 1/2" nut on each side of the steel plate and bolt it to the lower control arm.

 
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