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Old 07-15-2020, 07:54 AM   #21
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I bought a spreader form this company. A better product that Snyders and a better price. I am really happy with it.

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Old 07-15-2020, 08:45 AM   #22
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I bought a spreader form this company. A better product that Snyders and a better price. I am really happy with it.

https://macs-fabrication.com/product...e174d712&_ss=r
Yep, never used one before but bought this one and it was a piece of cake to use. Just remember to grease the threads real good.
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I bought a spreader form this company. A better product that Snyders and a better price. I am really happy with it.

https://macs-fabrication.com/product...e174d712&_ss=r

Iíve never used one. What are the differences that you see between what you bought and what Snyderís offers? Snyderís has two models.


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Old 07-15-2020, 01:41 PM   #24
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All the spring spreaders on the market shown in the posts above I consider a proper spring spreader. They are all equally safe. The only difference is the ease of using them. The ones for under $100 work just fine, I have one and used it for many years. I later bought one of the more expensive ones that have thrust bearings that make it easier to turn the nut against the tension of the rear spring. It also has retention devices that prevent the feet from falling out when you are trying to position it on the rear axle.

The basic design was created by a fellow name Pete Weschler years ago. He was a designer of Model A tools and had a mail order business selling them. I would often see him and his wife at swap meets with a trailer with all their products. Pete was up in his years then and has long since retired.

When installing the spreader just make certain that the little "grabbers" on the end of the feet are securely positioned around the the shackle boss before you begin spreading the spring.

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Old 07-15-2020, 02:08 PM   #25
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Yep, never used one before but bought this one and it was a piece of cake to use. Just remember to grease the threads real good.
That is the same spreader I have, nice unit. Ensure you buy it direct tho, he charges $30 more on eBay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Model-...72.m2749.l2649
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I used the deluxe version from Snyder's and have no complaints. I don't think safety should be judged at how little of it you can get away with.

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Old 07-19-2020, 07:47 AM   #27
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i never see RUST LOCK mentioned in these threads. maybe im one in a million. but on my car the spring was rust locked. I kept my spring in the ubolts. spread it with a one side spreader. and when the shackle bolt came out and the spreader released it didnt move. got a long bar and put that between the spring and backing plate. it went off with a bang. spring was captive in the u bolts and on the other shackle. the rust of the spring kept it under tension if removed like that or not handled with extreme caution. it could be a dangerous situation.
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