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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 10, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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67 Camaro Convertable Mono Leaf Springs

I have a convertable SS-350. I was wondering if anyone has purcahased a set of mono leaf springs for their first gen Camaro recently. I currently have 5-leaf multileaf springs on the car, but want to put it back to the original mono leafs. Who makes/carries the best ones out there? I don't want to get a set that is saggy or too soft.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 10, 12:26 PM
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Re: 67 Camaro Convertable Mono Leaf Springs

You are really limited to one manufacturer, Eaton spring http://www.eatonsprings.com/

I ordered monos there a long time back for Jinx. They ask for the height you want, stock, or + or minus in inches from stock. Their mono does not taper like the originals.

For my install, I bought stock height, which I thought was too low. I messed up the install of them and they kinda bent after a while. I scrounged some original tapered monos and had them re-arched locally ($75). I am installing them right now and the re-arched ones fit much better and they look to be giving me the ride height I am looking for.

People say the re-arched ones don't last, but I dont mind. I scrounged a couple more sets and will get them re-arched too, so I can swap them if I lose height.

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Re: 67 Camaro Convertable Mono Leaf Springs

Have you considered the JCW 3-leaf mono replacements?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 10, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 67 Camaro Convertable Mono Leaf Springs

No. I realy am looking for the factory look. My mu
lti leafs work great. I lust want to go back to the original set up. Has anyone tried the OER replacement springs? They claim to have the corrct taper and come in coupe and convertable rates.

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Re: 67 Camaro Convertable Mono Leaf Springs

Keep in mind there are two types of taper. Monos are thick in the center (where rear mounts) and taper in thickness to the eyes on either end. Original monos are also tapered in width (horizontal) from the eye ends (wider) to the center (smaller) then wider to the opposite end. The eaton I bought a long time ago were tapered in thickness, but not in width. The spring was the same width from end to end. This made mounting it in the rear a tight squeeze with the repro pads made for the original width.

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Re: 67 Camaro Convertable Mono Leaf Springs

I bought the Eaton ML001 mono leaf springs for my 67 SS 350 Coupe. I think they recommend the ML002 for an 67 SS 350 Convertible. Mine seemed to sit high after I installed them but my car was stripped so it had very little weight at the time. Now that I have started putting it back together, the height seems to be about right if you want a stock look. I used the poly bushing from Prothane and they fit the springs very nicely but you have to trim the sides of the rear mounting pads because they are too tall.

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