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Old 11-14-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default Need Help Finding a Part for a 1952 F1

Good morning Ford Barners.

I have come up against a wall and I am wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction.

I have been looking for a pair of rear spring hangers for the front leaf springs on a '52 F1 (part number: 7RC-5340). These are the cast hangers/mounts that are riveted directly to the frame and connect the rear eye of the front leaf springs. The pair I have are very badly worn from years of neglect and really are un-useable or repairable. Every place I have looked does not have any in stock.

Can someone direct me to a vendor that would have these parts available? I've looked at most of the big guys - Drake, Carpenter, Little Dearborn, C&G, etc. and have come up empty. Perhaps there is a smaller, or mom 'n pop vendor out there that has a couple of these.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-14-2016, 11:55 AM   #2
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You might try All Ford Parts. Joblot is gone now and several other outfits that stocked NOS parts have disappeared too in the last few years. You may have to settle for good used but at least they were common to all of the 48 thru 52 F1, 2, & 3.
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Old 11-14-2016, 12:05 PM   #3
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Worse come to worse, you can have them welded up and re-machined. Are they wallered out on the pin bores? You might ask over on the FTE site, lots of guys going IFS who remove theirs.
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Old 11-14-2016, 12:11 PM   #4
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The pin bores are worn but the "cheeks" of the hangers are more worn. It appears that the spring eyes were riding on the inside of the hangers at an angle and the sides of the spring eyes wore the side plates down to nearly less than half of the original thickness.
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Old 11-14-2016, 12:24 PM   #5
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I know a guy who makes regular runs to a boneyard in WI that has a bunch of 48-52 trucks. Email me and I will find out where the yard is.

PS -- Little Dearborn shows to have them quite reasonably, have you checked them?
http://portlance.org/portlance/dearb...g_shackles.htm

So does Midwest early Ford: http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....~~~~~~0000266b
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Old 11-14-2016, 01:23 PM   #6
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Ross,

Yeah, I called Little Dearborn. They are out of stock and they said they're supplier is out of business and they did not know if anyone would be providing these any more. I also tried to order them through Midwest Early Ford. When I went to check out, an automated message came up that said these parts are no longer available.

Per rotorwrench's suggestion I am checking with All Ford Parts. I called them but they have to do some digging through their inventory and said they would call me if they find anything. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 11-14-2016, 01:33 PM   #7
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try rpm in albert lea, mn. 888-223-1864
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:54 PM   #8
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Glenn Sanders here on the ford barn deals in F1 parts. He could probably help you.
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Old 11-14-2016, 03:40 PM   #9
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This C/L ad may be a solution - location isn't the best for you. I'm about an hour from the seller and can help however you might need.

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pts/5831889881.html
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:14 PM   #10
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Ross,

Yeah, I called Little Dearborn. They are out of stock and they said they're supplier is out of business and they did not know if anyone would be providing these any more. I also tried to order them through Midwest Early Ford. When I went to check out, an automated message came up that said these parts are no longer available.

Per rotorwrench's suggestion I am checking with All Ford Parts. I called them but they have to do some digging through their inventory and said they would call me if they find anything. Keeping my fingers crossed.
The sides of mine were eat up good by the spring , I ground them smooth with my pneumatic belt sander & used valve spring shims to take up space between
spring & hanger bracket on frame , also used valve spring shims between spring & shackle hangers.
Goodluck !
Cheers
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:34 PM   #11
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Try Sacramento Vintage Ford
916-853-2244 or toll free - 1-888-FORD-100

I have always had good luck with them. Rick
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:41 PM   #12
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On my F-3 M-H I had them welded and machined as Ross suggested. Worked fine. Then I found a spare set on eBay for the next M-H project from the RPM guy in MN. I agree too that somebody has done a M2 conversion and has a set sitting in the recycling pile. The guys over on the FTE forum might have you covered. Stu
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:10 PM   #13
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For truck parts, call Bob Selzam 732-928-9421 (M,T,Th,F 9 AM to 5 PM eastern time) and Fred Willner 507-332-6789.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:12 AM   #14
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There is a guy in Oregon that has used f1 parts that I have been in touch with he might have some parts you might need. I know long way away but might have what
you need. 541.571.3575 Jim the ford Guy.
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