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Coil Springs
« on: August 02, 2011, 01:45:54 PM »
On my Camaro the springs are not original Chevy springs and I would like to replace them with originals. (it was some kind of hop-up kit from the sixties, as I understand - will need original spindles as well). I have a 1967 Coupe with a stock 350 and no air conditioning.

When I look at the 1967 assy manual I can see that there are a lot of different springs. But in the parts catalog I have there are not that many different ones. Can any one suggust replacement springs that will have the absolute correct ride height? Thanks!

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Re: Coil Springs
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 01:58:41 PM »
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Re: Coil Springs
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 10:07:04 AM »
Thanks for the reply. Eaton also only has two versions of the coil springs.

So I guess this means that I have nothing to worry about? Anyone else out there change their coil springs and have tips on what to do, what to avoid?
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Re: Coil Springs
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 04:35:19 PM »
Not on my Camaro, but you have to be real careful not to let the springs pop when you dis-assemble the a- arms.  A chain or other device to hold them together is recommended.  There is a lot a pressure on them and people have been killed or maimed when they pop off.
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Re: Coil Springs
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 02:43:30 AM »
thanks for the reply. Yeah, I have some spring compressors which is a device that keeps the spring compressed for removal. After they are applied to the spring, the spring can be removed without the popping/maiming/killing.  :)