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Old 10-02-2003, 09:12 AM
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removing leaf springs???

Hello rodders, well I'm in the process of installing a posi rear end and new leaf springs,can any1 tell me how to remove or cut out the front bolts? there's no room to pull the bolt out, its in a 81 camaro......and i was also wondering if i can use 4 leaf instead of 5 or should i go with 5.....this is really stressin me out,shoulda took it to a shop, now i got no rear end in my car and even had to go to the hosp. to get my knuckle stitched up from fighting with the grinder......ouch
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I think the front spring perch can be removed by loosening three attaching bolts that hold it to the subframe. You should be able to get the spring eye bolt out then if memory serves. I have had the leafs off my 78 Camaro before but don't remember how I did it, pretty sure that was it. Hope this helps.

BTW 5 leafs should fit fine but might require longer u-bolts.
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