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Mustang II: Springs rubbing shocks. Help me please

Hello all,

I've installed a Chassis Engineering Mustang II front suspension on my 1937 Chevrolet 4 door. After getting my springs finally compressed I (which was a pain) I had a lot of trouble getting my shocked bolted up because it was contacting the inside of the spring. After finally getting it bolted up (with help) it is still making contact with the spring.

Has anyone dealt with this before. Is this a big problem? Any advice would be appreciated. I'm not sure if this problem will solve itself when the weight of the full vehicle is put on the spring.




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you should have put the spindle on while compressed .
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PUT THE SPINDLE ON,while the spring is compressed,with the weight of the vehicle on the spring,the shock will move to the center,away from the spring.
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Connect ball joints to spindles

yah can run with out spindles
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yah can run with out spindles

Now I'm confused.


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Remove the shock, re-compress the spring and install the spindle. Then reinstall the shock and you won't have a problem.

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Ok, thanks guys. I'll give that a try.

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i have a hook welded to the side of one of my floor jacks. chain it to the frame and raise the lower a-arm up for spindles.
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i have a hook welded to the side of one of my floor jacks. chain it to the frame and raise the lower a-arm up for spindles.
I had to read that a couple of times, while trying to picture it in my head, but I got it now
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spring/shock.

Put a chain under a floor jack , put jack under lower ball joint/a arm put chain over upper ball joint/a arm. SAFTY IS PARAMONT!!! compress spring install spindles all will be fixed.
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Does it look like the top of the spring is seated in the upper spring pocket like it should be ??????? It looks odd to me.
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Well guys, this is what I've got now. The spring is in the same situation with the spindle installed. I can't compress the spring any more with the jack because it simply raises the entire chassis. I still can't get the shock in there because it rubs on inside of the springs. It's almost like the springs are way too long.

Any more ideas?



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Does it look like the top of the spring is seated in the upper spring pocket like it should be ??????? It looks odd to me.
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I have never done a stock type MII front susp.
should the upper spring seat be farther up into that upper mount?
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Looks like to me you have two issues that may be related. Looks like your spring is upside down. Flattened end of spring should go up in the spring cap, and looks like the spring is not fully up in the spring cap.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I searched the internet for any kind of a picture of this setup last night for a long time. I came up with an idea that I think is what you have mentioned here. The Chassis Engineering IFS has an adjustable ride height that is adjusted by screwing the top of the spring mount up and down. I was under the impression that mine was as far up as it would go. After finding a picture last night I saw that they can apparently go further up. It turns out mine was just a little stuck and can be screwed up about an inch or an inch and a half. I'm going to try that.


Thanks for mentioning the spring. If it's upside down that would definitely save some room, too.

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