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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 00, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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ANYONE KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO SWAP FROM MONO LEAF TO MULTI LEAF SPRINGS? I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED TO DO THE SWAP, BUT AM I GETTING INTO SOMETHING I SHOULDN'T? ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 00, 08:13 AM
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Come on in BARRY. The waters just fine. Seriously tho, the job is not hard at all. It just takes a little time and patients. Take your time and dont get into any hurry.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 00, 01:14 PM
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Look through the back post, there is a lot of information about how to do it. I did it without any trouble. Here are a couple of tips. You can use the exsisting spring perches you don't need to but new ones, just be sure to use u bolts to hold it all together and you will require a spacer. Also you may have trouble getting the front bolts loose. Don't fall into the trap of cutting into something to get a wrench on the nut, just cut the bolt off, with a cutting wheel or torch, and then order some clips to use in place of the nuts to bolt it all back together. You can get the clips from Rick's First Generation.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 00, 01:19 PM
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I just finished doning this about two months ago. Pretty straight forward. You and your little angle grinder will become great friends after you round off or strip out all the bolts. But then it's not too bad. Good luck.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 00, 06:14 AM
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i've done this job a few times and if you run into trouble with a rusted nut or bolt, get yourself a little propane tourch. heat up the area until it gets hot and then work off or out the problem nut or bolt. also you may need to burn out the spring bushings. with them being in there for years, they might be a little stubborn comming out.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 00, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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THANKS FOR THE INFO GUY'S, I APPRECIATE IT. I'LL TACKLE IT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS
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