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Old 12-23-2011, 04:28 PM
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I want to put coil overs (front) in place of my regular springs, has anyone did this and what site to purchase these? I need to have the threaded stud at the top to tighten them down. Don't want to go expensive either, thanks

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just curious,
why the change?
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Matt, I am going to have to cut them down maybe 2coils cause no way they will go in if I don't, and i'm thinking I might cut off to much, (but it has to be done). probably springs were to strong to begin with (fat man). Advice always appreciated, thanks, Dana
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are the springs still new?
did you get them from fatman or someone else?
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Bought from fatman (must ll ifs) but I cut off 1/2 coil already so I am committed
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have you tried using a spring compressor tool?
I have the tool in the link, and it works well
we have lifted many coil spring toyota trucks
and without compressing the spring first, we would never get it back in some of the vehicles
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also on some of the trucks we have lifted
the directions say to drop one of the ball joints
then put the spring in and pry the ball joint back together
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also on some of the trucks we have lifted
the diriections say to drop one of the ball joints
then put the spring in and pry the ball joint back together
I have a spring compressor goes inside real easy to use but for some reason I think my spring has to be cut. I used the same one on my 39, 10 yrs ago worked fine. Just frustrated right now.
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dont cut any more
put it together, drive it for a month
it will settle some


does the vehicle have much weight on it now?
just chassis or is the motor in it?
or is the body on?
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Motor is sitting in their. If I decide to go with coil overs, any suggestions? My panel van is being built so won't be driveable for quiete awhile.
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Motor is sitting in their. If I decide to go with coil overs, any suggestions? My panel van is being built so won't be driveable for quiete awhile.
since it has some weight on it (to hold the chassis down)
i would disconnect one of the ball joints
put the spring in it
then use a jack to lift the arm up to put the ball joint back together
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factory springs

There were about a dozen different factory springs used on The Mustang II-pinto's. I was doing some mentoring to a kid that was road racing a mini stocker. I Had one of the Ford Chassis design engineers Print a copy of the spec sheet. Long since lost. It listed spring rate . free length, design in car height with various options, ride height, etc. Which springs used in different cars with different options. It was very usefull to get stiffer springs He needed with out raising the car.
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i would bet fatman can tell you what you have/why/if its correct
is there a number on the springs?

or help you with getting it in there
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Springs

Finally got springs and gas shocks installed today, had a screwdriver laying under my upper arm so couldn't bring it down all the way to connect together-,DUMB. l might be loosing it- thanks for all the help, Dana
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