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« on: May 17, 2008, 02:35:08 PM »

What is the correct leaf spring finish on a 69 Z .While stripping I found evidence of black runs like they were dipped.Also there are no plastic pads installed between the leafs but the stamped pockets are there to retain them .Steve.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 05:07:07 PM »

The springs were natural heat treated finish. Tha pads are long gone, but can be purchased at a good spring shop.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008, 06:20:01 AM »

The plastic eventually works it way out of the springs. My car has 36k miles on it and the plastic is still between the springs but has started to come out.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2008, 09:28:30 PM »

Thank you for your replys.Steve.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 12:07:41 PM »

Has anybody had any luck finding the anti-squeek pads ? Eaton detroit spring said they don't have them and can't get them .Steve .
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 11:15:28 PM »

Has anybody had any luck finding the anti-squeek pads ? Eaton detroit spring said they don't have them and can't get them .Steve .

When I "REBUILT" [Disasy, Blast, Prime, Paint, New Center bolt, New pads, Press in new bushing, & Assemble], my original 5 leaf (68) springs. I found that I had to search for local spring shops and encountered sourcing issues with the black plastic 'PADS'. Eventually found a shop in seattle that had some laying around 0.50$ each.

My advise is to ask around your area shops and see if they have any.

I was under the impression they were avail as part of the Camaro rest vendor rebuild Kits for 50$ a few years back?

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 11:55:48 PM »

Were the plastic square pads at the end/between each leaf there from the factory?  Have seen them on rebuilt/replacement springs, but Ive never found any on original springs, have always seen wear marks between the springs as if there was never anything between then?

Anyway, theyre available in the clamp, pin, and silencer pad rebuild kit from Ricks, RC-454, 455.  If someone needs some, I have a 5-leaf set of them that I won't ever use.
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008, 10:28:47 AM »

My 10 C 68 LA car has them. They are worn but there. Jeff
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008, 09:37:19 AM »

If they are about 1/16" thick in between each leaf - then they are still in between the leafs on my 69 SS with over 232000 miles
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008, 09:59:12 AM »

My springs don't have the pinned clamp the clamps were spot welded to the springs,at least that is what it looks like.Also it does'nt look like they ever had the plastic installed cause theres no room, the band is tight.I was wondering if anyone else has this same situation?
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2008, 09:01:14 PM »

My 69 Z has the pads between the springs. They are all there and intact but one. If you need pics let me know.
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2008, 12:20:49 PM »

If its no trouble a pic. would help.I understand there are two styles,is this true?
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2008, 05:40:06 PM »

Dont know about the styles.

I will look through my pics on the computer. If I dont have one I will go over to the painter's shop and snap on for you and get it out.
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'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 08:25:40 PM »

I have seen the liners that went the entire length of the leaf and I have seen them that were only on the ends where the leaf tips were... I would venture to guess that both types were used...
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