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Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 pm

Hi gents
As some of you may know, LOBO has clocked over 1,300,000 Km and the old mans suspension is not so goodie goos any more.
His "re-make" left the purse a bit flat SO oompie is asking for a set of used suspension blade [Front and rear] that someone maybe has or knows about [SFA Hi-Lux or Cruiser] off a vehicle that was upgraded to Emo's or some such
LOBO is a 1981 Datsun Safari .. not sure if the Hi-Lux blades will fit but I am willing to give it a try ..

Contact me on 0840848755 plse [if no reply (ek loop baie rond buite landsgrense), please TEXT or Whatsapp me.. your info I will call back

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Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:24 am

I have an old set of standard rear SFA blades that you would be welcome to if they would fit and if you can arrange transport. They would need a little TLC and also have to be re-bushed in any event (your pin diameter might not be the same as the Toyota one's).

Unfortunately not OME and I would also have to wonder about whether they will fit. Length and width of the spring pack are important ..... if they are narrower or wider than yours would result in them 'floating' along the pins or distorting the hanger / shackles respectively. The length will allowed the shackles to invert if too short and choke travel if too long.

The width is easy to measure, just measure the width of the top blade at the shackle where it's easy to get to. The length would be easier to check if you just measured from the centre of the hanger pin (at the chassis in front of the leaf pack) to the centre of the shackle hanger pin (in the chassis rail at the rear of the leaf pack.
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:01 am

If the width is the same you can use the Safari one at top where it connects to the hanger and put the Hilux ones at the bottom.
My Safari Jeep had only two blades at the rear when I got it and I added blades from an old Land Rover series 2 to the pack at the bottom. They were same width and it worked well.
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:40 am

Mac, I happened to be chatting to a technician at 4x4 Megaworld here in CT and he informed me that they generally turf the old leaves when fitting new OME's onto customers vehicles - maybe give them or a similar establishment a ring and see if they have a few old packs lying around.

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Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:00 am

Later this year I am going to replace the rear springs on my SFA. You'd be welcome to have them
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:19 pm

Thanx million Guys .. Busy looking at possibility to change over to COIL springs but will in the mean time get those measurements first
Baie dankie
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