How to install the rear leaf springs on your Willys MB/GPW Jeep – Part of an ongoing “Jeep” disassembly and restoration series sponsored by Kaiser Willys.
To begin, Insert a leaf spring pivot eye bushing into the front of the leaf spring and align inside the leaf spring to frame pivot eye bracket, tapping into place. Secure the leaf spring to the bracket using a leaf spring pivot eye bolt. Using a nut and the appropriate tool, pull the bolt in further to create a groove that will keep the bolt secure. Remove the nut and slide on a lockwasher. Twist the nut back onto the bolt and tighten. Insert a cotter pin into the end of the bolt, wrapping the ends around the tip. Finally, insert the grease fitting in the open end of the bolt on the outside part of the frame and tighten to finish.
Leaf Spring Installation
Fits: MB, GPW, CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B, M38
1. Rear Leaf Spring Assembly – Item #: A614
2. Leaf Spring Pivot Eye Bushing – Item # 359039
3. Leaf Spring to Frame Pivot Eye Bracket – Item #: A500
4. Leaf Spring Pivot Eye Bolt – Item #: 384228
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