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How to take apart a leaf spring

I have to replace the the bottom leaf on the right rear of my Bronco, my question is - How do they come apart, is there a center bolt that holds the 4 leafs together, if so should I replace the center bolt after I take it apart or can I reuse it. I know I have to replace the 2 "U" bolts. Any other advice on how to go about this would be great. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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I have always used a couple c clamps to hold the springs together when you remove the tie bolt. I would go ahead and get new bolts also, there cheap.
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Thanks, I will use 2 clamps when I take the center bolt out. Thanks for the info.
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Since your replacing them, you can just cut them with a grinder and the same goes for the ubolts.This saves time and energy.

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Thanks , I will do that .It should save alot of time doing it that way.
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