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MII spring clearance (help)

I'm getting ready to start putting body parts on my truck (48 chevy) and wanted to finish up some suspension work before I did. The springs I got from Yogi's were a little too stiff in my opinion so I swapped them out with 4 cyl. springs. Now to my dilema. When turning the wheels fully to one side or the other, the brake hose from the caliper hits the springs. I think I can machine (read grind) off a little of the tab that centers the banjo bolt and angle the hose towards the rear so this doesn't happen. I'm using a Mustang frontend with chevy calipers. Is there another fix or does this sound okay? Thanks for your help

Barry

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I think I can machine (read grind) off a little of the tab that centers the banjo bolt and angle the hose towards the rear so this doesn't happen. I'm using a Mustang frontend with chevy calipers.

Thanks for your help

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I would not grind on them ... myself ...
I would engineer a wheel stop ... to limit the travel ... GM and Ford do this all the time
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I would not grind on them ... myself ...
I would engineer a wheel stop ... to limit the travel ... GM and Ford do this all the time

Absolutely agree.
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I didn't feel good about grinding on them either but the mechanic that suggested had a point. The caliper (GM) has a slot if you will for the brake line to come through and that is the part that I would be grinding a little. It's nothing more than metal tabs basically. If I were to grind on them it would be no more than 1/4 inch. Still don't know.

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I didn't feel good about grinding on them either but the mechanic that suggested had a point. The caliper (GM) has a slot if you will for the brake line to come through and that is the part that I would be grinding a little. It's nothing more than metal tabs basically. If I were to grind on them it would be no more than 1/4 inch. Still don't know.

Barry
1/4" is a lot to be grinding off of a caliper. I'd try to relocate the mounting tab to move the hose out of the way.
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