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starcruser

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Multi leaf springs.
« on: January 31, 2014, 05:01:06 PM »
I want to change over to multi leaf springs on a 67. I will put in a 69 12 bolt. I know I will most likely need longer u bolts.  What else will I need for this conversion and where would you purchase from?
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Re: Multi leaf springs.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 05:07:32 PM »
Have you considered the shock absorber differences?  69 uses staggered shocks so you might want to use the non-staggered 67 bottom plates?

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Re: Multi leaf springs.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 02:40:34 AM »
For springs I would look here.  http://www.camaros.com.

Nice discussion about leaf springs on this site. http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9626.0
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Re: Multi leaf springs.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 06:54:41 AM »
Have to ask, why?
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Re: Multi leaf springs.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 04:01:46 PM »
Kurt the reason is the 67 has a broken saddle on the right side of rear end. In my extra parts over the years I kept a 69 front subframe and 12 bolt posi. My dad has a 67 RS all original and they seem too soft for me.  I'm thinking with good power they would be best.
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Re: Multi leaf springs.
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 08:17:20 PM »
Mono's can be very stiff - depends on the specs. Monoleaf is a better spring design. Multileaf is a compromise to try fix a problem.
That said, with the axle design issues (axle positioning/wrapup), a multileaf works better with big power unless you have a radius rod or similar.
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Re: Multi leaf springs.
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2014, 09:51:45 AM »
Kurt the car was built first day of production. It did not have radius rod. Since it's been changed to 4 speed and rear purch is broken I was thinking multi leafs might work better. I've read about monos that have good reviews.
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