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Offline Larjames87

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Tandem Conroy Trailer Springs
« on: May 16, 2022, 03:42:55 PM »
I'm going to be pulling apart my suspension on my Scimitar trailer this weekend as it needs new bushings ect. I purchased a 'tandem axel trailer kit' from my local boat trailer supply store that came with bolts, nuts, hangers and the white plastic bushings for the springs. My brother, who is a mechanic and who will be helping me with this job, thinks we may actually need the larger rubber style bushings you typically see in leaf springs.

Anyone familiar with what I might need for this? Ideally, I'd like to get everything ahead of time instead of running out to a Napa Auto on Saturday afternoon hoping they have something that fits. I'll attach a photo of what came with the kit, and the rubber style I'm thinking I may also need.

Thanks for your help
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Offline Plugcheck

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Re: Tandem Conroy Trailer Springs
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2022, 11:43:46 PM »
If you purchased a replacement kit, it should come with the rubber with center installed in the spring.   The plastic tubes replace the wear joint in the equalizers.    Personally, I press the bolts in the one side of the shackle, a vise and hammer work as well, then paint everything before installing with some grease.   You might want to have new hardware to bolt the axle to the spring on hand.   
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Re: Tandem Conroy Trailer Springs
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2022, 01:25:02 PM »
Thanks for your reply! So to be clear, I haven't purchased new springs as we plan to use the originals since they seem to be in good shape. But it sounds like I will need rubber bushings that fit these? It's a but confusing since I've seen pictures of replacement springs with what looks like only the plastic bushing present and no rubber bushing

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Re: Tandem Conroy Trailer Springs
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2022, 04:44:11 PM »
There are two types of replacement bushings I've used successfully.   One has a steel tube with a slight flare on one end that you press into the spring pocket.   You can drill the old rubber and press out, but some guys swear burning them out is easier.   The other type are polyester halves you can press in each side then tap in the bolt tube. 
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
1980 CVX-16SS 140 Mercruiser
1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project
1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon
2001 Godfrey Sweetwater pontoon 115 Rude