Leaf springs ordered

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Notazed, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. biker

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    It's not a big deal at all. I just carefully lifted it out of the axle clip, far enough to sneak the ubolt in. You can't use the axle clip o ceiling the ubolt is in. I may buzz a new clip onto the axle tube, but really, the steel lines are quite sturdy over the short span they have to cover.
     
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    Ok so that axle clip you just lay flat or you take it off completely?
     
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    I zipped them both off with the grinder. They interfere ever so slightly with the new U bolt. Not enough to matter, but it was easy to do while I was in there.
     
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    Update: everything in and back together. Without driving it, rear end is 26" from floor to mid rear fender lip. That is 1/4" higher than the original 40 yr old stock springs. But, thank is empty right now. Replaced feed and return fuel lines front to back as well with Right Stuff repop lines. Very nice fit.
    Height is what I expected, which I like, hoping that stiffer springs will improve handling and pinion control.
    Also installed the rear solid global west subframe/body bushings. I was waiting for those so i could put the subframe connectors in at the same time. The GW rear bushings are a bit shorter to accommodate the height of the SFC, so I added a thick washer to the bushing for now to compensate until I get time to install the SFC's. Old bushings were totally shot.
    Gonna drive it today, and put up some pics.
     
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    As promised. Gave it a quick shine first. Now that it sits where I want, once I get the SFC's in, I will adjust the drivers door gap.
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    Ok. With half a tank of fuel and after a 20 mile ride, rear fender lips are at 25 7/8 off the ground without my generous bulk in the seat. Weighed the car at the scales prior to doing multiple celebratory donuts and it weighs 3540 pounds, with my 230 in the driver's seat. Well, I may be 220ish today.
    Ride is awesome. Much firmer, but not harsh. Zero wheelhop during burnouts.
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Looks very good biker, love the stance.

    It's amazing what a quality set of springs & bushings can accomplish in the wheel hp and pinion walk dept. , and sometimes eliminate other additions (read - traction bars).

    Did they come in black or grey, and if scratched, was it blue underneath.

    Also, did you do the Herb Adams mod while in there ?
     
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    Thanks man! Definitely feels more linear now when I get on it. Effortless burnouts with no wheel hop. I drilled for the mods, but stuck with the stock holes for now just to do a more logical evaluation (one thing at a time). Springs were black, didn't notice any blue anywhere. I have a pic somewhere of the markings.
     
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    Ok cool, I think I might order 2 u bolts and swap out the t bolts.
     

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