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Old 12-04-2006, 11:00 AM
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1971 Nova spring perches?

Hello Everyone,

With a great deal of help I've found that my 71 Nova rear end is an 8.5 10 bolt.
I'm trying to figure out what would be the best option for leaf springs? My rear end appears to have mono leaf spring perches, can multi leaf springs be used with these spring perches?

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Yes, you can use multi's on a mono perch. There are lots of opinions on how to do this, but I basically make it like a Mopar/Ford mount with the spring clamped metal to metal by u-bolts. I drill the upper channel to fit the centering bolt with a Bullet drill so I don't penetrate the housing, drill the shock plate to fit the new 1/2" u-bolts and torque it down. If your centering bolt sticks out too far you can use a short lowering block between the spring and mount or grind the bolt to fit.
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1971 Nova spring perches?

Thank you very much for the prompt reply,(GREAT site).

Are kits available for this conversion i.e. spring pads, mounting hardware etc?

Thanks Mac
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You don't need any pads, just springs and u-bolts. Most places that sell springs will also sell the u-bolts. If not, you can get u-bolts at most auto parts stores in a kit or as part of a lowering kit.
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