My Carter Bro's had a band brake and the brake itself acted as the return spring. I also added front wheel spacers. It helped get the front a little more on par with the rear spacing. Probably about 2" spacers on each side. I replaced the spindles on mine and the bolt was about 2" longer. I was going to just cut the new spindles done to factory length, but added the spacers at first and really liked the new look.