Help please for a new member with an old Van!

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  1. colinmud

    colinmud Read Only Funster

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    I have a VW LT32 campervan whose springs are nearing the end of their life. I've read about how they can look 'worn out' before they are because their design is such that they are intended to go straight when under load, but these really are worn out.
    My question is does anyone know where new or scrap springs for such an old van (1984) can be found. Internet searhes have drawn a blank so far.

    Any help much appreciated
    ColinMud
     
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    That was quick!

    Thank you very much for your advice - I've spoken to Midland Road Springs and once I've sent them a picture they will decide whether new ones or a refurb is possible.

    Your help is much appreciated
     
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    Hi Colin if you get stuck there is a place at Rotherham that does springs for everything :thumb:DON'T KNOW THE NAME BUT i CAN FIND IT OUT IF NEEDED.They will add a extra leaf or whatever you require.:thumb:They put me new bushes in some last year
    terry
     
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    Thanks again

    Bill at Midland road Springs sorted me out - what a nice man!


    I recommend him to anyone who needs springs refurbed,

    Colin
     
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    Thanks!

    As you can see I am sorted, but many thanks for your advice,

    Colin
     
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    Hi, I have a VW LT28 with a saggy bottom,mainly caused by extra tanks fitted.
    Just as a point of interest how much did they charge and did you have extra leaves fitted or the old springs retentioned.
     
  9. colinmud

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    Lt 31springs

    Hi,

    He put two new leaves in each side, and 4 new (longer) U bolts. He also cleaned them off and put a coat of black paint on. £230 the lot.

    I'm very pleased!

    Colin M
     
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    Sounds a good price to me...:thumb:

    Air shocks cost me approx £450 to fit and sort the rear end handling on mine....:RollEyes:
     
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