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Old 08-07-2007, 06:01 PM
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Has anyone tackled front springs in one of these?
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:38 PM
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Just got my computor back. I hope nothing is attached???. I just got the springs and a compreser. Let,s hope they don,t take my head off.
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Yeah, sometimes replies on these forums are a tad slow in coming in eh?
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:15 PM
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tbirds8, I'm a few days away from removing the front springs from my '62. I've removed the front shocks, they have to come out before you remove the coils. It's very straightforward. Undo the single nut on the bottom stud of the shock. Undo the shock tower to firewall brace at the firewall. Remove the shock and the brace as one piece. Then undo the nut at the top of the shock, which seperates it from the brace.

You'll need a substantial coli spring compressor. I used an el cheapo one to take the front coils out of a '64 Fairlane. It bent, the coil came free and smashed a hole in the garage wall.

I strongly recommend that you get a short length of chain and a shackle, and put a safety chain through the coil and loop it through the front suspension. It'll hold the coil in the car.

Don't underestimate the force that these things pack, they can be lethal.

Good luck.

scumdog - a fellow kiwi eh? cool.

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Old 08-28-2007, 06:36 PM
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Hello new zel. I know how bad these are. You're lucky it hit the wall and not your chin. I got the springs and a internol commp from eastwoods. Well the springs are from mac,s. The more I work on the front end the higher it sits. So don't be as quick as I was. But my car sat from 1977 till now. And is going to go down the road this weekend. Go or Blow. (as they say).............................................. ....Bill
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tbird8, how'd you get on with your springs? Got mine out, was a bit of a challenge but succeeded with all my body parts still intact.
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