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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-16-2016, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Frango100
Just checked it now myself as well. The T-bird...

Just checked it now myself as well. The T-bird weighs 1682 Kg (3708 lbs) and the Jeep 1806 Kg (3981 lbs). So that makes the spring dimension even further out of proportion for the T-bird.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-16-2016, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Frango100
Thanks Scott. When I have some time, I will...

Thanks Scott. When I have some time, I will remove the rear shocks and springs and feel if the suspension arms will move freely. I was just reading yesterday about the problems an other member had...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-15-2016, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Frango100
Just checked the rear springs. They have both 10...

Just checked the rear springs. They have both 10 windings and the steel is 11/16" thick (measured on the paint, so will be a little less).
The spring seems to be quite thick, when i compare it to the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-13-2016, 07:36 AM
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Posted By Frango100
But i was just wondering about the springs. If...

But i was just wondering about the springs. If you put too strong (thicker metal) of a spring in there, wouldnīt that make the ride more bumpy? It would take more effort (force) to compress the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-12-2016, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Frango100
Thanks Dave. Any good brand/type of shock to give...

Thanks Dave. Any good brand/type of shock to give a comfortable ride you would recommend?
Iīm not a racer, so I prefer more a comfortable ride then a bumpy one.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-12-2016, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Frango100
A little late reply, but the measurement from the...

A little late reply, but the measurement from the ground to the roof line is 54", the same as your 60 bird, but 2" higher then your 58.
The rear springs are quite new and i think that they installed...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2016, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Frango100
Didnīt check the site yet, but measured the...

Didnīt check the site yet, but measured the height of the fin at the rear wheel. It measures 38". I presume that you also measured at the wheel?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-20-2016, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Frango100
Thanks for the info Dan, will have a look at that...

Thanks for the info Dan, will have a look at that site.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-19-2016, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Frango100
Thanks for the answer Dan. Is there any info...

Thanks for the answer Dan.
Is there any info available regarding the standard ride height? The rear springs still have some color markings on the black paint, so it looks that they have been replaced...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-19-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,702
Posted By Frango100
Ride quality

No idea how old the shocks are on my bird, but iīm not too happy with the ride quality. I expected at least a more floating ride, but instead its quite stiff. Is this normal for a 58 bird, or will...
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