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  • Dale M.
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    Our local ACE hardware has springs about 16 inches long rated in 75, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 pounds.... Its in section with garage door hardware....

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  • Sberry
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    Many auto parts have snowplow springs, they are not terribly expensive. Some of the farm type stores have them too. Northern shows them in catalog.

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  • steelshot
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    good idea

    but still to short

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  • Blacksmith
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    I suspect most springs are formed and then heat treated. Cutting them with a angle grinder will often weaken them, to say nothing about bending a new eye, either cold or with heat. Can you repurpose an old hood hinge spring off a pickup truck. Just saw one raffled off today at my Blacksmith Guild meeting.

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  • steelshot
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    re- purpose garage door springs,common type

    i need a heavier spring then the hardware store sells locally.for the snap back on my sno blade for tractor.garage springs are perfect but to long i need to cut in half.any suggestions for attachment points after the curl is removed?
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