70 Newport Rear springs

Brakes, Suspension, Rims and Tires

  1. 70NPORT

    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    Holy shit. You did all five cars? I guess by the fifth you were doing it with your eyes closed. lol
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    You weren't paying attention..... I was careless on the last and almost broke an arm. .. .yes, did five Polaras in the last dozen years or so
     
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    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    Glad you didn't break that arm. One of the new springs dropped down on my leg last night, but caused no damage thankfully.
     
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    So the spring is OK.....? :poke:
     
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    I think Dave has become a fuselage leaf spring expert!! After tearing down 5 cars, and putting new springs in.
     
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    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    Yeah, its unscratched. THANKS for asking, Wil. lol
     
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    Glad to see you got it done!

    I don't know if this will help, but here's a measurement right after I put the new springs in my 300 a couple weeks ago. Mine are stock height.

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  8. 70NPORT

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    Thanks. Yup I got er done. The ass end doesn't bottom or squat when I lay on it or driver over train tracks. I think the ride height is nice. Almost feels like a different car. I think next project is gonna be front disc brakes.
     
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    Anyone know where I can get NOS offset shackles and front spring hangers for a 1970 300?
     
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    Damn. I was hoping Gary was back.

    That's been discussed quite a bit, Ed.
    I understand they are unobtanium but I'll defer to the Fusie experts to explain it to you.
     
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    Someone mentioned that Springs and Things were talking about making them.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Reach out to them. I sent them an offset to reproduce as per their request . I haven't heard back.
    Keep us posted .
     
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    commando1 Sergeant at Arms FCBO Gold Member

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    Are you gonna get them back? I had to chase a well known Mopar vendor for months to get my roofrail seals back.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    No, what I sent them was of no use . It was obvious how it went together but not useable .
     
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    Why do you need NOS? The hangers are the same form ‘70-‘73. Blast them, paint them, use them, that’s all I did.

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  16. Ed Lewis

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    It is is a restoration...
     
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    I have a good used pair of rust free shackles from a 73 fury you can blast and use.
     
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    Right. It’s a C body, you learn to use what you can get.
    :welcome:
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I find that statement to be a little smug . Nothing wrong with used , on a restoration you restore the shackles too. NOS belong on ALL original unrestored cars.
     
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