Build Your Willys: MB/GPW - Rear Leaf Spring Installation
Build Your Willys: MB/GPW - Shock Installation
Build Your Willys: MB/GPW - Rear Shackle Installation
Build Your Willys: MB/GPW Shackle Bracket Installation
Questions & Answers
Questions: Does this come with new nuts to secure the shocks?
Question By: David B Leeser on Apr 20 2020 7:02 PM
No, this does not. That is a local hardware store item.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 20 2020 12:03 PM
Questions: I have a '58 CJ5. I don't know if my shackles are non-greasable. I looked at them and there are not a zerk fittings on them. Does it make a difference? Is the eye bolt a different diameter? The only thing that does not get replaced is the leaf spring to to frame pivot eye bracket.
Question By: David Cefali on Sep 5 2019 12:36 AM
A 1958 would have non-greasable shackles looking like part number: 916646
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 5 2019 7:13 AM
Questions: Does this suspension kit fit my 67 Jeepster V6 convertible
Question By: Martin Linebarger on Aug 27 2019 9:20 PM
No, this is not for a Jeepster Commando. Please email email@example.com or call us toll free and we can work it up. Ask for Mike M.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 28 2019 5:46 AM
Questions: Which company manufacturers these overhaul kits?
Question By: Griffin Anderson on Jun 3 2019 8:22 PM
We use a number of different supplier to make up this kit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help answer any questions.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 4 2019 5:36 AM
Questions: What do you mean by open end and closed end?
Question By: Joe on Jan 7 2019 10:02 PM
Its referring to the shackles. They are non-greasable with a plate on either side.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jan 8 2019 5:30 AM
Questions: Are the springs and other components in this kit painted black?
Question By: Paul Miller on Jul 25 2017 11:25 PM
Yes, the leaf springs are painted black. The kit comes as shown in the photos. We recommend repainting after install.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 26 2017 6:57 AM
Questions: What is the cost difference to upgrade to greaseable HD shackles and greaseable pivot bolts with the rest of this kit? Thanks
Question By: Ben on May 29 2017 8:28 PM
The CJ-5 didn't use greaseable style. I don't think it is really possible unless you are willing to drill out your hangers.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 30 2017 5:37 AM
Questions: will this work in 55 cj5 with grease fittings pivot eye
Question By: kenny on Mar 8 2017 4:57 PM
Please call us toll free and we can work you up a kit.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 8 2017 9:06 AM
Questions: I have a 67 jeepster 4wd base model. Will this kit work for my car?
Question By: Richard on Feb 24 2015 12:00 AM
The Jeepster C101 Commando is different. Please call us toll free and we can work it up for you.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 24 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: What is the deminsion of the springs from eye to eye. Also can you get this kit with heavy duty shackles.
Question By: Anonymous on Oct 28 2014 12:00 AM
39 eye to eye in the front and 46-1/8 eye to eye in the rear like original.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 28 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: Do I need rubber busing with your shackle kits?
Question By: Kenny on Jul 20 2014 12:00 AM
No, the shackles come complete.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 21 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1965 CJ6 longer wheel base will this set work
Question By: Kenny on Jul 15 2014 12:00 AM
The CJ-6 used the same suspension as the CJ-5. The leaf springs and all the hardware is the same.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 16 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: i am restoring a 1960 cj5 the existing shackles are not open ended like the ones pictured and one of my U bolts is wider than the rest due to the front axle being wider on drivers side. will this kit work for my jeep?
Question By: Anonymous on Dec 18 2013 12:00 AM
The CJ-5 used closed end shackles and that is what is provided in the kits. This will be correct for all the years 1955-65.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 18 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: I am looking for the rubber bushings that go between the body and the frame, but cannot find them in the online parts catalogue. Where should I look. Thanks.
Question By: Ed on Nov 17 2013 12:00 AM
We sell indivial pads or do have complete body mounting kits available.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 18 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: We're can I download or view the complete installation schematic
Question By: Aaron on Aug 21 2013 12:00 AM
I would check out our 'shop by diagram' section on the left hand side of our site. You can view complete schematics there. We also sell mechanics manuals.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 21 2013 12:00 AM
I just installed one of these kits on my 1956 Jeep Willy CJ5. The parts are of good quality, easy to install (about 5 hrs for me and I'm no mechanic). Jeep drives like new and added bonus of a little lift due to brand new leafsprings. One note...this kit did not come with the four cotter pins needed and original holes for bolts were 1/2" and new kit (looks like an upgrade) but requires a 5/8" hole so some minor drilling needed. Great kit.
Answer By: on Mar 18 2017 9:19 PM
Questions: You say this should cover 66 cj5. Is there the bigger u bolts to go over the axle outer pigs.
Question By: Anonymous on Oct 27 2012 12:00 AM
Yes, it will fit all the way thur 1971
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 29 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: this kit fits for cj5 1971?
Question By: Tom on Aug 23 2012 12:00 AM
Yes it will work perfectly for you.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 24 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Will this kit work for a 68 cj5?
Question By: Anonymous on Mar 23 2012 12:00 AM
Yes it will work perfect.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 26 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Is there a benifit between the 9 and 10 leaf and the 5 and 7 leaf. Does it raise up the vehicle or stiffer ride?
Question By: Tim on Jan 27 2012 12:00 AM
It really just depends if you want to do towing. They give the same height.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 27 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: How much is shipping for this complete suspension overhaul kit for the 59-65 CJ 5
Question By: Tim on Jan 4 2012 12:00 AM
If you are in the 48 states it is free shipping.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 5 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: How much does this pasts weigh?
Question By: Thinus on Sep 14 2011 12:00 AM
The leaf springs are approx 35 pounds each and then there is another box with the hard parts that weights approx 30 pounds.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Sep 15 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: will this kit cover the 1966 cj-5 with the buick v-6 in it ,also ? thanks, jeff
Question By: Jeff on Jun 2 2011 12:00 AM
Yes this should work just fine.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 2 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: This kit comes with the 9 and 10 leaf springs. Mine only has the 5 & 7. What is the benefit of the larger spring packs? Is this kit offered with the smaller packs also?
Question By: Scott on Jan 24 2011 12:00 AM
We can do it with that leaf count if you like. Please call us toll free.