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The first step is to jack up the car.

Mar 29, Its pretty easy with a press, just lay the leaf eye hole in on its side and take a couple of little metal blocks to put on the edge/housing of the eye loop then find diameter piece of metal and use that to push the old bushing out and the new bushing in.

Try this. Use a round hacksaw blade and insert thru the bolt hole. Reassemble the hacksaw frame with the blade inside the bushing and spring eyelet. Cut from the inside of bolt hole outward until you almost hit the steel. (dont knick or cut the steel as the spring eyelet could later fracture in this spot.)Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.

Oct 26, Remove the front portion of the leaf spring. On older vehicles, such as the ’54 Chevy pickup pictured above, this is a matter of removing the bolt securing the spring to the bracket.

On cars, such as the through Camaro pictured below, you must remove the three bolts securing the spring pocket/front bracket to the frame before Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins. Nov 05, Leaf Spring Advice- First Gen Camaro. Hi All, I have a 67 Camaro with the full Hotchkis kit. 2" drop springs in the front, drop in the rear.

After i set the car down initially a couple of years ago when I installed everything, the rear was too high. I ended up throwing some 1" drop blocks in there to correct it and make the stance right.

Sep 19, Re: Leaf spring removal. Those bolts screw into a 'captive nut'.

For round-rail cars in which the driver's seat is far back in the body, up against the wheel tub, use Model

which simply clips into the frame bracket. The clip portion of the captive nut is much thinner metal and can rust away before the nut does. and when the clip (that holds it in place) is rusted, then the nut (and whatever portion of the clip that remains) just 'spins' when you. Sep 30, The whole point that 79T/Aman was stressing in his concern for the bushings in the front eye of the leaf spring is right here: The front eye needs to be able to swivel some to allow the rear to articulate without binding, so that means either rubber, or a spherical bearing (like a johnny joint) in the front eye.

Apr 23, First Generation Camaro Info and Tech - Brakes, Suspension & Steering. Leaf spring bushings. Jul 04, I am on my 3rd set of springs and while I really still do not know what will work I can tell you what I observed about the 3 sets installed. First this is in a 77 Nova, but all listings showed to fit 68 - 79 Nova and 67 - 81 Camaro. The factory springs I removed had 5 leaves. Dec 23, Leaf springs in one form or another have been used since the Romans suspended a two-wheeled cart on pliable wooden poles.

The first steel spring put on a vehicle mango tree removal, 29410 Hanahan SC a single flat plate installed.

Jul 08, Remove the nuts from the rear shackles completely and place a jack stand under the spring. When you remove the two sides of the shackle the spring should drop down onto the jack stand - be careful that you don't brain yourself. If the rubber bushings give you any trouble coming out, wd40 is the trick again.