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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old May 12th, 01, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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The rearend slid back a few inches on my 69 Z. Only on the drivers side, the passenger side is OK but I'll be checking it as well. The pin or bolt that centers the rear end over the leaf spring bent and broke. Question is, when I replace this pin and the upper and lower spring purch pads that are old and brittle, will there be a chance of this happening again?? Also, where is a good place to find the pin that centers it all together... Thanks!

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old May 12th, 01, 01:15 PM
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I think that it is very likely to happen again...you should sell it me and wash your hands of the whole deal. $500.00 sound about right?

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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old May 12th, 01, 05:59 PM
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Most auto parts stores sell these bolts. If you use a C clamp to hold the springs together you can replace the bolt without much trouble. While you are at it, go ahead and replace the one in the other spring too. Rust makes these bolts weak and I don't think this will happen again for a while.

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old May 13th, 01, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replys... Even your offer John to take the heap off my hands!!

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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old May 15th, 01, 12:53 PM
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Whatever you do to it...you know the front clip is going to have to come off!! This time we should just pull the doors too for good measure.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old May 15th, 01, 01:13 PM
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I'll give you 501.00 for it Go to a spring shop and get new center bolts for the rear springs and yes, do both of them.

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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old May 15th, 01, 01:17 PM
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Wow, VERY nice car, X77D80!! What's the story about the rear-antenna? Is that original?

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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old May 15th, 01, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Rear mount antennas were optional on Camaros without spoiler equipment and AM radio only. Since my car is an original spoiler car it shouldn't be there. A previous owner added it. It will be coming off soon as well as the quarter louvers.


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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old May 16th, 01, 02:50 AM
 
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I will go up to $502.00. On the rear-antenna my car came that way. But it was orderd that way it also is a D80 car. Some of the ealery cars got them.

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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old May 16th, 01, 04:10 AM
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old May 16th, 01, 04:19 AM
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The fun part comes when you pull the springs and find that you have a few broken ones.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old May 16th, 01, 06:55 AM
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I wonder what Mrs. X77D80 would take for it if he has to spend too much more time or $$ working on it? I might even be able to haggle the $500! just kidding! I hope you have that thing together by Saturday! ~ John
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old May 16th, 01, 07:03 AM
 
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I think its a bad idea to just replace parts in your rear-end, it broke for a reason.... replacing the parts and not upgrading means that its gunna happen again, i suggest you get yourself a new rear-end, personaly, i think that if u change the peices, it'll constantly happen.... good luck man
PS: if ur looking for a good rear-end, go for a moser 12 bolt (i dunno bout older camaros, but 93 and up uses these)
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old May 16th, 01, 11:53 AM
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Stangboy...It took 32 years for the bolt to break. It is just a bolt that holds the leaf springs together. The new bolt will probably last another 32 years. It is not part of the rear end. I have never heard of 12 bolt rears coming in late model Camaro's. The rear in X77's car is a 12 bolt.
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old May 16th, 01, 12:07 PM
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When 1 bolt breaks in a Mustang you SHOULD replace the whole car! Just kidding Stangboy.... but I do agree with clill's response, it is just a bolt that over 32 years has rusted/decayed/weakened. These bolts in new/good condition have held up to some big horsepower 1st gen's pounding down the 1/4 mile over the last 30+ years!

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