Aug 20th, 00, 05:00 PM
I have a 68 Camaro with multi leaf springs
that are sagging. I would like to replace them with an extra set of multi leafs of a
77 Camaro. Will the springs of a 77 Camaro fit on my 68 Camaro?
Aug 20th, 00, 06:26 PM
What about having the originals re-arched?
Aug 21st, 00, 02:00 PM
I checked into having them re-arched and they
wanted $165 for it. Im not complaing about the price. I just have an extra set springs
laying around and thought I could put them to use.
Aug 21st, 00, 02:41 PM
$165!!! Yikes. That seems pretty stiff, no pun intended.
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Aug 22nd, 00, 06:06 AM
Don't waste time on old nasty springs. You can get a nice new pair of Eaton springs from Rick's first gen for $130. I got a set and they're excellent quality.
1969 Z28, 406SB
Aug 22nd, 00, 06:54 AM
My brother-in-law has a 69 RSZ that he wanted to buy new springs for. At a swap meet this guy had a set brand new and said they were for a 67-69. They were cheap enough so he bought them. They still had the part number on them so he called the manufacturer (I think Vette Brakes but not positive. They told him they were actually for a 70-81 Camaro but told him they would bolt on with the difference being they had a slightly stiffer spring rate and would slightly raise the car comnpared to stock multi leafs for the 67-69. He installed them with new bushings from PST. So yes they will bolt on.
Aug 22nd, 00, 04:22 PM
Go to your nearest public library and ask if they have a car section. Hopefully they will have some great big thick interchange manuals by "Hollander" or "Mitchell" or somebody like them. These manuals will tell you what part s fit what and years, models, etc. are involved. Good hunting. pdq67
Aug 23rd, 00, 02:30 AM
The one problem with those manuals is they get too precise as to what fits what. They will tell you that the subframes from a Nova are not interchangable with a Camaro due to some slight differences. There may be some slight differences but they will interchange. There is more interchangability than what those manuals tell you. However they are a good place to start but I wouldn't consider them the bible. btw the subframe thing is just a example, I don't know what the book say about them in particular but I have found them to be wrong in some instances
Aug 23rd, 00, 01:33 PM
I was looking at a old copy of "Class Industries" and the have a listing for the rear springs 1967-1974 4 leaf all and 1967-1981 5 leaf all. Thanks for everyones help and advice I find myself consulting the message boards before I start my projects. It has saved alot of time and frustration.