off deformed ends of two hex-head bolts (A-12) that
secure leaf clip to springs, and end of center bolt.
Pull hex-head bolts through leaf clips (A-13) and clip
Use heat to open formed leaf clips.
Do not heat clips unnecessarily. Gradually relieve ten-
sion on clamp, press, or vise. Separate leaves.
Figure 56. Spring 7979217-assembled view.
Cleaning. Clean each leaf with mineral spirits paint
thinner or dry-cleaning solvent. Brush or buff rust
and corrosion from leaves.
( 4 ) Inspection
Inspect each leaf for cracks
or breaks. Replace defective leaves. Make sure rivets
hold clips tightly and check leaf clips for cracks. Cut
( 5 ) A s s e m b l y . Assemble
with lower (larger) leaf No. 1 (A-1). Aline holes for
center bolt and insert 1/2 x 6 7/8 center bolt (A-17)
leaves Nos. 2 through 12. Clamp leaves together with
arbor press, vise, or C-clamp, and install 1/2-inch hex