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Old 07-28-2006, 10:01 PM
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Chevelle Coil Springs

Ok once again I have a problem and I hope you guys can help out. I have a 72 chevelle that I just changed the rear end out of and in the process I discovered that the previous owner had installed home made spring spacers(not well made). They were installed because the springs are either sagged out or they were some aftermarket type thing. I'm going to go with sagged out because the ride height is to low now that they are removed. The interchange on those according to Hollander is 1968 -1972 a body.

Is there a chance that some other coil springs could work? and if so what should I be looking for at the junkyard? Maybe from a wagon or large caddy?

Any other ideas?

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John

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Old 07-28-2006, 10:13 PM
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"A" Body cars were the Chevelle/El Camino, Monte Carlo, and the comparible mid-sized Pontiacs and Buicks. I doubt if you'll be able to find much better springs in a junkyard, and if you do they're difficult to remove (frozen control arm bolts). You can buy new springs through Chevelle sources like Paddock, etc for about $70.
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I have looked into stock replacement, but the price in my area is about 120 bucks. So I was hoping that a $10 pair from some newer caprice or anything could solve my problem.


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The springs for 68-72 chevelle lowers are 5" wide and 9.5 inches tall. IT sound like the previous owner installed a different set of spring from a 73-77 chevelle. Those springs are 5.5 the same height but the rate is a lot lower because of the spring bucket location in the lowers.. I would go after market dirt race car springs. We use these types of clips all the time. The springs can be had from rates of 550lbs to 1500 in 25lbs increments and cost about $40 a piece. You car stock cam with 1250 pound springs. PM me for more info if you cant get it figures out.
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I put some large tires under my 70 chevelle and wanted to get the rear up a bit. at first i used some delta 88 springs but the *** end was up to my chest and it was a bumpy ride,way to stiff. I then used springs from a chevelle wagon and some load carrier shocks.. that was a nice ride and had a nice stance. Recently i put some air shocks on it and really like those the best....just my 2 cents
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