64 fairlane coil spring tool - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2008, 03:03 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: mt.washington kentucky
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
64 fairlane coil spring tool

does anybody know of good and safe spring compresser tool

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2008, 04:08 PM
T-bucket23's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
Last wiki edit: Engine basic condition - how to check Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 59
Posts: 6,425
Wiki Edits: 26

Thanks: 34
Thanked 360 Times in 305 Posts
Those are very dangerous to do. You need to get a good compressor and run a chain or something else through it for saftey. I have not done one in a long time, but I remember they were not fun.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2008, 07:10 PM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 1,172
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by brucesfairlane
does anybody know of good and safe spring compresser tool
The best kind to use on those cars is a type made especially for Fairlanes and Mustangs of the 60s etc.

remove the shock upper mount tower, and use a flat plate across the top of the hole.

The lower end of the spring should also get a flat plate with little tabs welded on it to keep it centered in the spring. The coils are angled. (These 62-65 Fairlanes do not use a lower spring cradle and the spring sits directly on the upper control arm. The spring takes a set and gets permanently curved because of this.)

Then you suck the spring upwards into the top of the shock tower and remove the upper control arm, etc.

Then release the spring downward.
Do NOT use all thread unless you get 1" diameter, it is too soft and can break. Also the threads are so coarse that cranking the nut takes a lot of effort, but it can be done. A compressed spring will have 2-3000 pounds of pressure on it.

The 62-65 Fairlane spring is about 20" long when released. Conventional compressors don't have enough travel to get them out safely.
I do a lot of these cars and this type is the easiest and safest way.
Check with some Mustang restorers in your area.

Last edited by ScoTFrenzel; 10-15-2008 at 07:19 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2008, 07:40 PM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 25
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah get the right tool

I've done it without the right tool, it's wildly dangerous, last time I did it one of the compressors slid all the way around the spring to the other side, leaving the spring VERY compressed on one side, and not compressed at all on the other, this happened while the spring was still in the car, ended up taking the handle of my jack, jamming it into the spring, and popping it out from the car.

When it hit the ground, bang, the compressors popped off, and with great care and a fair amount of whiskey, I did manage to get the spring back into the car without losing a hand (I duct taped the ends in place on the spring).

Moral of the story, if something has a special tool that is only good for a single application, there is almost always a very very good reason. Needless to say, I now own that tool =)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-16-2008, 03:42 PM
RKkustoms's Avatar
we build stock to kustoms
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: minnesota
Age: 32
Posts: 25
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
be careful use a chain for safety and make sure the tool is a good one get the craftsman or mac tools
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Valve Spring Compressor Tool Question leejoy Engine 9 02-27-2008 11:57 AM
Front Coil spring orientation on IFS fosterdl Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 05-16-2007 05:51 PM
8.5" 10-bolt coil spring rear end Kieran Transmission - Rearend 3 04-28-2003 03:24 PM
Cutting a front coil spring Pilot34Coupe Suspension - Brakes - Steering 5 03-16-2003 04:15 PM
Coil spring levelers? 5.0Towncar Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 03-11-2003 07:24 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.