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Pictures attached. These are from the Atlas fishbelly hoppers. 6755-4, 6768-4, 6756-3, etc. They have spring loaded doors and that's important for my operations.

I ordered some of these springs from Atlas a while ago but got a message saying they are out of stock and no longer available. I gave them a few months now to become available but it doesn't look like it's going to work out. So I'm looking for any suggestions. I tried McMasterCarr but the bend directions are wrong as are the angles. The inner diameters don't match but that's the least of my problems. It doesn't help that I'm not a spring expert so figuring out the nomenclature is tricky business.

My backup plan is to ship a set of springs (because they're all different) to a company I use at work and have them make it. They make custom springs. Just seems like a lot of hooplah for four small springs. I didn't see any on ebay either. Anybody know where a guy can get some extremely specific springs?

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While you're looking for a supplier, wind some close diameter piano (steel) wire tightly round a screwdriver (not flared-bladed) or plain rod of a slightly smaller diameter and fiddle/snip the ends (one's plain, the other's got a bend).  First one may make take a few tries, hopefully the next three you'll find you can do while the coffee brews!

Jason

Must admit Bill as I pressed Post Reply I thought I'd got the easier bit, but Bossman's got a good start and I guess Google might let you track down any local suppliers too.  I'm in England so I've got a pretty good excuse, especially as I've got some lengths in the garage.  Totally unrelated, it's a good wire to use for any long handrails, etc.

Jason

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