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Old 08-23-2003, 02:02 PM
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coil spring install on camaro subframe

I have a 56 chevy truck with a 79 camaro subframe on it. How do I put the coil springs on? I rented a compressor from the auto parts store and it dont work very well it keeps sliping off and thats a little scary to me. The truck is stripped down to the bare frame so a floor jack just lifts the whole thing up. Any suggestions will be appricated. Also does it matter what end is the top or bottom? One end has a little mark or notch on it. Please help me save my teeth. Thanks

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Old 08-23-2003, 11:31 PM
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fun job i feel for you.

i am not sure about which side is up without seeing them but I do know that if you can get a chain wrapped around the spring through the shock hole on the lower control arm and just behind the upper it could save your teeth. Only other thing is get the vehicle as high as possible and pull the lower control arm down as far as possible.

good luck....that job really sucks and there is no real simple way to do it.
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The chain trick is a good safety plan. If you had tie downs in the floor it would be easy. Or set an old engine in place , or get a few beer gut buddies to get on the frame.

A trick I have used works pretty good is have your jack under the lower a arm, chain the upper a arm to the jack, then raise the lower a arm with the jack, this should hold the upper a arm in place. Good Luck.

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Old 08-25-2003, 06:26 PM
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Thanks for the info. The chain around the jack trick looks like it will work pretty good. Just gotta get me somemore chain. Maby this weekend.

Thanks for the info. The chain around the jack trick looks like it will work pretty good. Just gotta get me somemore chain. Maby this weekend.
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