70 Newport Rear springs

Brakes, Suspension, Rims and Tires

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    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    The bolts and nuts are in a lot better shape than what I imagined they would. They both came out nice and clean. I'm gonna reuse them. If I could some much as find a blemish on them I'd toss them but they look fantastic.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Excellent! Glad I could help
     
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    As I thought and thought I mentioned when you started this a month ago.... those bolts usually don't get rusted up enough to replace
     
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    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    Yeah, ya did..thanks. Don't know what to anticipate when doing something for the first time.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    It's all a learning experience, even the 4th time..... You can do it sometimes we get intimidated by the unknown.... Go get it together will ya
     
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    Congratz on your success The right bolts arrived Sat. I'm just waiting for the end of the Syracuse lacrosse game and since my team is losing the springs better go on without a hitch. Anyway here are some pix of the wrong bolts and what I hope are the right ones. Lets hope that we both get our cars together today 017.jpg 016.jpg 015.jpg

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    SU Lacrosse fan? or Johns Hopkins?
     
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    Syracuse is my home town I'm unhappy that they pulled the goal keeper and lost by one
     
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    Color me happy the springs are on, the car is up a good 4-5 inches. So how did your spring adventure turn out
     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    I'm in Marcellus.
     
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    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    ........All done

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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    That gets a humongous, Awesome Dude!!!!



    And that's just beautiful...

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    Good job we are all finishing up projects today.
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    I installed a hammock...
     
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    Thx, Stan. I couldn't really tell in the garage so had to find a parking lot to get a full pic. Yes there is a definate lift in the rear now. Never really realize just how much sag was going on in the back end. Got a nice rake to it now...just like Dave's super nice Polara. He convinced me to go with the 7 leafs and 1" extra lift. I'm liking it.

    THANKS DAVE!
     
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    Excellent! She has a much better stance now. She will settle down and soften up a bit but that's for the better. You never quite realize how much your ass is dragging until you replace the sagging springs.

    Nice job Gary, your persistence is rewarded......
     
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    Yeah man, but being on my back literally all day yesterday felt like I was run over by a bus last night, lol.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    But you still feel good. The mental accomplishment trumps the physical pain.

    Did you take before and after measurements?
     
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    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    Nah. Kicking myself. Thought about that after everything was said and done.
     
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    I even reminded you...... funny, I forgot on five cars...your exuberance gets ahead of you...I understand