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Charles Nix 04-12-2013 11:15 AM

Sagging rear end & Shock Absorbers
 
Any thoughts on how best to raise sagging rear end on 60 H.T. about 1 to 1.5 inches?

jopizz 04-12-2013 11:35 AM

You can try turning the rear spring shackles around if it hasn't already been done. That was done on my '59 before I got it and I've been toying with the idea of changing it back or leaving it that way. It does raise the back quite a bit.

John

mmuenchow 04-12-2013 12:50 PM

do it right
 
Like Dad always said do it once and do it right. New springs ,bushings,and u-bolts..It is a cheep fix that will make it ride like new.

Dakota Boy 04-12-2013 03:19 PM

Best price on new leaf springs will be from these guys:

http://www.mcveighstruckspring.com/about.htm

simplyconnected 04-12-2013 07:33 PM

I bought a set of leafs from Mc Veigh. This was funny... His business is quite a bit north of me but he was coming down to south Michigan to see his son in Ann Arbor. On his way down, he met my cousin on the highway to do the cash transaction.

I mounted those springs and I couldn't be happier. The back end used to sag so much the tail pipe scraped driveway aprons. The ride used to be stiff. Not any more. These springs hold the rear end higher, the ride is much softer, and the shocks now control the ride much better.

Buy Mc Veigh springs for your Squarebird. - Dave

Charles Nix 04-12-2013 09:24 PM

Sagging
 
Will do.......thanks.

LuckyJay 04-12-2013 09:57 PM

My rear end sags, as well. But, the T Bird is fine!:D I couldn't resist. Sorry.

Yadkin 04-12-2013 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LuckyJay (Post 74200)
My rear end sags, as well. But, the T Bird is fine!:D I couldn't resist. Sorry.

Instead of jogging, try interval running. 100 meter walk, 400 meter run at about 80%, repeat. ;)

Tbird1044 04-13-2013 09:58 PM

I had my springs completely rebuilt and re arched but the rear of the car still seems to be sitting low. I actually think this is common to the Squarebird. I have been looking around and there are air shocks available on Ebay for the Squarebird. I checked out he specs and the air shock total travel is a little less than specification, but I'm almost willing to try it. I have an air shock pump that I think I could modify and use. Anyone ever tried the air shocks on a Squarebird???

Yadkin 04-15-2013 10:00 AM

No, but I wouldn't use air shocks on any car. They put stress where it's not designed to go. If you want a higher ride height, there are plenty of simple ways to achieve that by modifying springs or shackles.


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