What's that part called that sits between leaf and axle

ford
f150

#1

On the back axle it sits between axle ang leaf spring and touches a rubber boot on the frame when you overload the vehicle. Mine is rusted and crumpled


#2

You mean the “stop”?
I always called it “the thing on the back axle that sits between the axle and leaf spring and touches a rubber boot on the frame when you overload the vehicle”.


#3

It’s called an axle bump stop.

Tester


#4

Assuming this is the 1983 or 1987 Ford F150 just don’t overload it. Besides the part is going to be hard to find.


#5

The u bolts are canted to the side and the leaf is coming off the side seems kinda bad to me

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#6

That sounds like a separate problem that the bump stop won’t cure. Maybe time to have a suspension shop look at it or find leaf springs at a salvage yard.


#7

It’s not kinda bad.

It’s bad!

Everything is rusted out and needs to be replaced.

Tester


#8

This ain’t that kinda truck


#9

Then stop driving it, before the rear axle falls out.

Tester


#10

It ain’t gonna be any kinda truck if that axle breaks off!


#11

You guys crack me up. I’ll see if my used parts guy has one


#12

The parts you’re going to need for both sides are, #9, #13, #14, and #15.

Oh. And the bump stop is #16.

Tester


#13

Does part 9 have a name? I guess lift kits come with them but why would I want a lift kit for this crapper.


#14

Part #9 is a harmonics dampener.

Prevents the spring from creating a vibration/noise at a certain frequency.

Tester


#15

13 is the spring perch. Or lift block. Or whatever.


#16

I’ll be kind and keep quiet. I wouldn’t want to cause you to laugh yourself silly.


#17

I agree with Tester; that truck is a tad bit unsafe to drive like that and you are going to need more than one part by the time all of the cutting is done.


#18

That’s a great picture and I never expected to see that setup. I thought there would be no more surprises in a world where the Hupmobile existed. I have made things out of wood that were stranger than that.


#19

Hey buddy does number 7 have a name I can’t find it anywhere only the back bracket is what I found.


#20

7 is the shackle bracket and can be found at most parts stores. By the way I finally got a used bump stop and fixed it. I won’t tell you how many heavy loads I carried with it like that. I even worried myself a few times!