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You havent given us enough detail. When you say 'Bottom Spring" do you mean the mattress support?
The drop down bars bolt on to the headboard or footboard (one each) and let the dropside move up and down, held in place by the bars. The backside usually has bolts that run thru the head and footboard
to attach them. Some just have small nubs that the top of the backside sit onto and a bolt holds the
bottom of both sides. If you wish to send a picture of what you have for further details, send
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I have directions for the Lullabye Princeton Crib, Model 311146 that I purchased in 1993. It sounds like the same type of hardware that allows the front rail (only) to move up and down, with springs at the bottom to cushion the drop. If you think this might help you and you want me to post these directions, just let me know.
I have a similar problem, but a different Simmons crib. I called the
company that momof4girls unrecommended and they were VERY helpful, but
they were not able to ship me the parts as Simmons discontinued this
type of hardware in the early 90's. My crib has a headboard and
footboard - the 2 side boards are able to slide up and down on aluminum
slats (almost 3 feet long.) The aluminum slats are connected to the
headboards with 8 bolts; what I needed to order replacements of are the
plastic sliders that allow the sidewalls to go up and down on the
aluminum bracket. Not only do they allow it to go up and down, but
without them you are not able to assemble the sidewalls to the crib at
all. I solved the issue buy purchasing L brackets at Lowes and
permanently attaching the sidewalls to the headboard and footboard, but
it made it so the sidewalls did not raise or lower. I am ok with
that! However, if you do NOT have the aluminum slats, you may be out
of luck. The spring for the bed attaches on the aluminum brackets, so
even if you were able to bolt the 4 sides together, you still have to
figure out a way to attach the spring for the mattress (which connects
by sliding a hook into holes on the aluminum bracket... no room for
bolts here.) I am rather surprised that the hardware for this crib is
plastic and aluminum; the bed is HEAVY and it is very difficult to put
together as the aluminum slider is easily bent and the plastic sliders
are flimsy. I actually broke the plastic pieces during assembly. No
wonder this hardware was discontinued! I called Simmons and asked if
they had an "updating' kit... they do not. Good luck!
We recently put together a PBKids sleigh crib bought on craigslist. the original owner gave us all the old bolts. We actually put the side that DOESN'T say "push" on first. When attaching the "push" side - the one thing we figured out is that you have to fit that side UNDER the rails that are visible on the sides and then pull UP (rather than going down, you have to pull up to fit it in.) that said, the original owner did not give us any bolts/stops to put in the sides that would keep the rail from falling completely to the floor when you push the drop side in. anyone else have suggestions?
I have a similar crib by Rita Bella. This is what worked for me.
1. Remove drawer. 2. Face crib's drop-side. 3. On left side of crib (based on you facing the drop-side) locate two allen head screws close to you. Unscrew them. A piece of wood in the front will drop. This is normal. 4. Push left side of crib outward (about 1/4") until you can see the metal pin that controls the locking function of the drop-side. It is near the bottom. 5. Pull out the bottom part of the drop-side so it's not in the plastic groove area anymore. This should get the right side out as well. 6. Tilt the drop-side -- the bottom part should swing toward you. When it is completely tilted, you will see the wooden groove in the side of the crib, and you can then remove the drop-side pretty easily. 7. Replace the screws. You may need an extra pair of hands to get all the parts in place. 8. Replace the drawer.