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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2013, 02:40:09 AM »
After you get them installed a feller would have to be on his best game to tell the difference. In reality I don't think you could after they are installed.
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2013, 03:39:26 PM »
After you get them installed a feller would have to be on his best game to tell the difference. In reality I don't think you could after they are installed.

And would probably still be second guessing oneself...

If you are going to be using the original set I would have them re-arched so as to remove the accumulated sag of 3300# for 40+ years... it costs approx $100 around here.
 
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2013, 08:07:14 PM »
On this discussion on springs - im getting ready to restore a 69Z...car came partially assembled - however im going to start over.  It has new springs in the front and the back - however I don't know anything about them.  Car was started back in 1980 and im thinking it has higher lift springs in the front and rear, but do not have any definitive idea.  Motor is currently out of the car as well. 

Im thinking instead of gambling on the fact these springs COULD BE correct, I should go for a new set from Camaro Specialities....right thinking??  or can I tell once I get them out if they are correct, orig or some replacements?  Appreciate the thoughts....

PS - this was a very good thread and I lover the idea of the shark coating.....those results are fantastic!
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #48 on: December 01, 2013, 08:53:17 PM »
Here are my original springs, next to the repops. I plan to restore the originals.



















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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2013, 12:45:37 AM »
Bob Harris springs were put in last year and no issues at legends.   Put rem oil on and they look and sit great.  He has many hard to find parts and I should know I've used him a lot this past year
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2013, 12:46:57 AM »
Bob Harris springs were put in last year and no issues at legends.   Put rem oil on and they look and sit great.  He has many hard to find parts and I should know I've used him a lot this past year

How about a picture of your springs.
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2013, 01:14:52 AM »
From the above pics - it is hard to tell - and from what I can see, there is a difference in the loop area at the rear of the spring, where the shackle mounts...orig has more of an arch.  Having said that - I think the look is right on and most importantly - if they have the right height!

Im temped to get a set fronts and backs from Bob.  Does he have any special discounts etc going on for the holiday?
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2013, 01:34:47 AM »
From the above pics - it is hard to tell - and from what I can see, there is a difference in the loop area at the rear of the spring, where the shackle mounts...orig has more of an arch.  Having said that - I think the look is right on and most importantly - if they have the right height!

Im temped to get a set fronts and backs from Bob.  Does he have any special discounts etc going on for the holiday?

Not sure about any sales, but call him up. Have you checked out his website to see what he stocks. From what I recall he does not have pictures on his site, but if you call him he will get you sorted. To my knowledge he is the only one with the higher quality leaf springs, that are that close to original. Notice how mine are untouched and quite dark in colour compared to a lot that you will see on restored cars. I left mine in the same finish they were when shipped.
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2013, 01:59:57 AM »
yes, I like the look of yours......have u order front coils from him as well.....I got a set from JM and they were black powdercoated which I was not happy with but I did not ask up front....I like to get a natural steel frnt set as well  if possible from him
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2013, 02:07:08 AM »
yes, I like the look of yours......have u order front coils from him as well.....I got a set from JM and they were black powdercoated which I was not happy with but I did not ask up front....I like to get a natural steel frnt set as well  if possible from him

My front coils are from Lloyd's car. I just sand blasted them and painted them with a very light coat of cast blast. I didn't leave them bare metal as I didn't want them to rust. From what I can tell my coils look like most of the restored cars as all as the springs for sale at Heart Beat City.
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2013, 08:15:15 PM »
Then your coils are NOS xxxx720 springs which were put in Lloyds car a few years ago.
It had GM marked 725 Big Block springs in it when it was purchased, (obviously for weight shift to the rear in drag racing) and rode like a buck board.







AFTER the 720's





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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2013, 08:31:21 PM »
Thanks James great pics of the car. Nice to know what coils I have in the car finally. I guess I will see how they perform, looks like I may have to swap them out, judging by what you are saying.
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2013, 09:20:48 PM »

If these are the springs which were in the car upon Lloyd's purchase then they are correct NOS GM springs for a 69 Z28 and as stated have no more than 3 years of compression set into them.
 I have the Big Block 725's here.
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Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy?
« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2013, 09:40:04 PM »

If these are the springs which were in the car upon Lloyd's purchase then they are correct NOS GM springs for a 69 Z28 and as stated have no more than 3 years of compression set into them.
 I have the Big Block 725's here.


Got it. Thanks for that clarification. That is a huge relief.
Mike 1969 Grandma Camaro