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Hard to Find Leaf Springs for Classic Cars at General Spring

Hard to Find Leaf Springs for Classic Cars at General SpringYou may have heard of the old saying, “They don’t make them like they used to anymore!”

In part, this is quite true when it comes to the automotive industry. Earlier cars were considered a luxury for only the rich, and they weren’t mass-produced on the level that they are today. Resources were plenty and the demand for such vehicles for those who could afford it was substantial, but for today’s numbers, the ownership of classic cars are still quite low.

As a result, the materials used back then were heavier, bulker, and today—expensive! What’s more, when it came to the smaller parts of the vehicle like the suspension system, inventors were still in the earlier stages of discovering what makes up a smoother ride—and in essence, still are today!

The Challenge of Finding Replacement Parts

Whether you want to refer to these earlier cars as old or classic, the truth somewhat remains that indeed, they don’t make them like they used to! So for car collectors and classic car owners who may have received their treasure through an inheritance, an auction, or the sheer luck of stumbling upon it in a junkyard, chances are you’re probably having a challenge finding replacement parts for your leaf spring.

The chances are quite slim that you’ll find leaf springs for a classic car at your local automotive store. Even if you’ve gotten by with combing junkyards for parts, when it comes to classic cars, you won’t have much luck. Even if you contacted the manufacturer, the response that you’ll most likely get is that particular model is obsolete and yes, they don’t make them anymore!

So if the manufacturer doesn’t make leaf springs for their earlier models, and finding replacement parts makes finding a needle in a haystack look easy, what exactly are your options? You could, like most ex-classic car owners, scrap the parts out and sell the material, or you can call General Spring, a leaf spring replacement and manufacturing company in New Century, KS.

About General Spring

General Spring specializes in leaf springs, and other automotive suspension parts like leaf and coil springs, add-a-leaf, load support, and attachment parts. We have been in business since 1965, so our company has first hand experience understanding what type of leaf spring you might need for your classic car. We have been active participants in seeing how the automotive suspension has evolved throughout the years and are confident that we can build the leaf spring replacement that you’re looking for if you can’t find it in our online catalog.

General Spring Inventory

We stock leaf springs for the Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler, Oldsmobile, Mercury, Mazda, Jeep, Toyota, AMC, GMC, and Suzuki Samurai. Because we are the leading authority in leaf spring replacements, we have competitive prices that rival other distributors, giving you the best price possible. We also ship our suspension parts out anywhere in the United States. For quality assurance, we check each product before it’s shipped out to make sure that there’s no damage to your purchase.

So place your leaf spring replacement order with General Spring today. Call us at 1-888-829-0619. If you’re local to the New Century area, call us locally at 913-829-0619 or contact us online today!

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1973 - 1991 Dodge 4x4 front leaf spring, 3 leaves, 1400 lbs capacity

  • Spring Capacity = 1400 lbs
  • Width = 2-1/2
  • # of Leaves = 3
  • Measures (A/B) = 24 x 24
  • Pack Thickness = 1-1/4
  • Bushings Included
  • Sold Per Side - Order Quantity 2 for a pair

Our Price: $129.99
1978 - 1979 Ford Bronco rear leaf spring, 5(4/1) leaves, 1650 lbs capacity

  • Spring Capacity = 1650 lbs
  • Width = 3
  • # of Leaves = 5(4/1)
  • Measures (A/B) = 24 x 31-1/2
  • Pack Thickness = 1-3/4
  • Includes Bushings
  • Sold Per Side - Order Quantity 2 for a pair

Our Price: $159.99
1960 - 1966 GM Rear Leaf Spring, 2000 lbs capaity, 8 leaf

  • Spring Capacity = 2000 lbs
  • Width = 2-1/2
  • # of Leaves = 8
  • Measures (A/B) = 26 x 26
  • Pack Thickness = 2-9/16
  • Bushings Included
  • Sold Per Side - Order Quantity 2 for a pair

Our Price: $169.99